Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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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
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
San Francisco Sash 2141 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore- Fremont/Decoto (PaintCare.org) 3954 Decoto Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 345 9th St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore (PaintCare.org) 28722 Mission Blvd. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Roberts Hardware 1629 Haight St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Biologic Environmental Services & Waste Solutions 23490 Connecticut St Hayward Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Cole Hardware, Vallejo St. 627 Vallejo St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 956 Cole St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 20911 Foothill Blvd. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore (701 Bayshore Blvd) 701 Bayshore Blvd San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Oakland/International (PaintCare.org) 3981 First St. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off
Dunn-Edwards (Pleasant Hill) 555 Contra Costa Blvd Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off

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