Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Kelly Moore - Oakland/International (PaintCare.org) 3981 First St. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 559 66th Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Oakland/MacArthur (PaintCare.org) 4156 Telegraph Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware (Rockridge) 5533 College Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
PPG Paints (PaintCare.org) 3356 Piedmont Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
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
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland 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 Paints 411 Page Mill Road Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off This item is hazardous and must be disposed of properly.
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.
Dunn-Edwards (Pleasant Hill) 555 Contra Costa Blvd Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore 1725 Contra Costa Blvd Pleasant Hill Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Pleasanton (PaintCare.org) 4877 Hopyard Rd. Ste. B2 Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Safe Disposal Free Drop-off PaintCare CA drop-off area - Residents only
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Safety Kleen Systems (Rohnert Park) 5750 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee

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