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Lacquers/Stains/Varnishes

Lacquers, stains, and varnishes are liquid chemicals which coat and/or color the surface of building materials or manufactured objects.

PaintCare's Location Finder

  • Free drop-off at participating local paint stores.
  • Accept house paint as well as primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings such as shellac and varnish.
  • Do not accept aerosols (spray cans), leaking, unlabeled, or empty containers.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Biologic Environmental Services & Waste Solutions 23490 Connecticut St Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off
Brownies Hardware 1563 Polk St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Center Hardware 3003 3rd St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
City of Palo Alto Household Hazardous Waste Station Program 2501 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Only 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per visit. Must be a Palo Alto resident, proof of residency is required.
Cole Hardware 345 9th St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 956 Cole St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware (Rockridge) 5533 College Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware, Vallejo St. 627 Vallejo St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
Dunn-Edwards (Castro Valley) 20923 Redwood Rd. Castro Valley Recycle Free Drop-off
Dunn-Edwards (Pleasant Hill) 555 Contra Costa Blvd Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off

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