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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
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 559 66th Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Center Hardware 3003 3rd St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Oakland/MacArthur (PaintCare.org) 4156 Telegraph Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Brownies Hardware 1563 Polk St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware (Rockridge) 5533 College Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Dunn-Edwards (Pleasant Hill) 555 Contra Costa Blvd Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - San Lorenzo (PaintCare) 15611 Hesperian Blvd. San Lorenzo Recycle Free Drop-off
PPG Paints (PaintCare.org) 3356 Piedmont Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
PaintCare California Drop-off Location Finder 901 New York Ave. Washington DC Recycle Free Drop-off See website for program details.
Glidden Professional Paint Center (PaintCare.org) 3356 Piedmont Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Oakland/Telegraph (PaintCare.org) 4917 International Blvd. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly-Moore Paints 411 Page Mill Road Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off This item is hazardous and must be disposed of properly.
Kelly Moore - Pleasanton (PaintCare.org) 4877 Hopyard Rd. Ste. B2 Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore -Albany (PaintCare.org) 969 San Pablo Ave. Albany Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Castro Valley (PaintCare.org) 3090 Castro Valley Blvd. Castro Valley Recycle Free Drop-off
San Francisco Sash 2141 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 6309 Dougherty Rd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 345 9th St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Fremont (PaintCare.org) 40778 Fremont Blvd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off

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