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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
Dunn-Edwards (Pleasant Hill) 555 Contra Costa Blvd Pleasant Hill 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
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
Kelly Moore 2050 San Ramon Velley Blvd San Ramon Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.
Kelly Moore 2700 N Main St Walnut Creek Safe Disposal 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.
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Safe Disposal Free Drop-off PaintCare CA drop-off area - Residents only
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd.
(At the Fremont Transfer Station - follow the trucks)
Fremont Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Safety Kleen Systems (Rohnert Park) 5750 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
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.

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