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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 - Pleasanton (PaintCare.org) 4877 Hopyard Rd. Ste. B2 Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Dunn-Edwards (Pleasant Hill) 555 Contra Costa Blvd Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
San Francisco Sash 2141 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 345 9th St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Roberts Hardware 1629 Haight St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware, Vallejo St. 627 Vallejo St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore -Albany (PaintCare.org) 969 San Pablo Ave. Albany 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
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
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
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Safe Disposal Pick-up 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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