Oregon Paint Stewardship Activities

The 2015 Oregon Legislative session convened January 12 with hearings and work on bills beginning February 2.

HB 2048, modifying the 2009 Oregon Paint Stewardship Law, passed the House on June 27 and the Senate on July 1 and was signed into law by the Governor on July 29, 2013. HB 2048 provides clear standards, goals, and procedures and makes the Oregon pilot program permanent.

Our Activities

NWPSC Paint Subcommittee members have been involved in national dialogues with the paint manufacturers, retailers, the recycling and waste management industry and other government agencies since 2003. The Subcommittee has worked on pilot projects to take back paint from residents, drafted reports and fact sheets and is now providing input on policy language proposed by industry regarding paint take back.