Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Kelly Moore (1020 Harrison St) 1020 Harrison Street San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Center Hardware 3003 3rd St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.
Brownies Hardware 1563 Polk St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Facility 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per day of all household hazardous waste. San Francisco residents only. Address verification required. Open Thursday-Saturday only from 8am-4pm.
San Francisco Sash 2141 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 345 9th St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Roberts Hardware 1629 Haight St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware, Vallejo St. 627 Vallejo St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 956 Cole St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore (701 Bayshore Blvd) 701 Bayshore Blvd San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
Kelly Moore - San Lorenzo (PaintCare) 15611 Hesperian Blvd. San Lorenzo Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore 14500 San Pablo Ave San Pablo Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore 2050 San Ramon Velley Blvd San Ramon Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore 2700 N Main St Walnut Creek Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
PaintCare California Drop-off Location Finder 901 New York Ave. Washington DC Recycle Free Drop-off See website for program details.

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