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


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.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Kelly Moore - San Lorenzo (PaintCare) 15611 Hesperian Blvd. San Lorenzo Recycle Free Drop-off
PPG Paints ( 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 ( 3356 Piedmont Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Oakland/Telegraph ( 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 -Albany ( 969 San Pablo Ave. Albany Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Pleasanton ( 4877 Hopyard Rd. Ste. B2 Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Castro Valley ( 3090 Castro Valley Blvd. Castro Valley Recycle Free Drop-off
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 6309 Dougherty Rd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Fremont ( 40778 Fremont Blvd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
San Francisco Sash 2141 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore- Fremont/Decoto ( 3954 Decoto Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 345 9th St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore ( 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

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