PORTLAND – PaintCare’s Annual Report for Oregon’s Paint Stewardship Program boasts a 30 percent increase in the paint recycling program’s second year. More than 600,000 gallons of leftovers were collected during the second year. The program has collected 1,079,136 gallons of leftover paint throughout Oregon since the program began in July 2010.

The report reveals that the Oregon pilot program, the first of its kind in the United States, has shown significant increases in both the collection of latex and alkyd paint, as well as the public’s general awareness of the program.

In the second year, PaintCare set up 11 new drop-off sites to improve the convenience for both residents and businesses that have paint to recycle.

PaintCare is a non-profit organization established by the American Coatings Association to implement paint stewardship programs on behalf of the paint manufacturers in states that pass paint stewardship laws.