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
Kelly Moore - Oakland/International (PaintCare.org) 3981 First St. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore (1020 Harrison St) 1020 Harrison Street San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 559 66th Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Dunn-Edwards (Pleasant Hill) 555 Contra Costa Blvd Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Center Hardware 3003 3rd St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Oakland/MacArthur (PaintCare.org) 4156 Telegraph Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Brownies Hardware 1563 Polk St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware (Rockridge) 5533 College Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - San Lorenzo (PaintCare) 15611 Hesperian Blvd. San Lorenzo Recycle Free Drop-off
PPG Paints (PaintCare.org) 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 (PaintCare.org) 3356 Piedmont Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Oakland/Telegraph (PaintCare.org) 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 (PaintCare.org) 969 San Pablo Ave. Albany Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Pleasanton (PaintCare.org) 4877 Hopyard Rd. Ste. B2 Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - Castro Valley (PaintCare.org) 3090 Castro Valley Blvd. Castro Valley Recycle Free Drop-off

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