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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 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.
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  
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
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  
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.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Safety Kleen Systems (Rohnert Park) 5750 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
Kelly Moore 1014 Fitzuren Rd Antioch Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 3505 Deer Valley Rd Brentwood Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore 2480 Sand Creek Rd Brentwood Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Glidden Professional Paint Center 2260 Commerce Ave Suite C Concord Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee
Kelly Moore 5600 Imhoff Drive, Suite A Concord Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 1241 Diamond Way Concord Safe Disposal Free Drop-off

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