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

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Household Cleaners

Household cleaners include products which utilize acidic and basic properties of component chemicals to remove dirt and other contaminants.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Consider donating unused or little-used items in good condition to those transitioning into new housing or women's and family shelters.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Repurposed Materials 10220 Brighton Rd
Unit 7
Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in Commercial volume. Chemicals: mineral oil, custer feldspar, barium sulfate, blending salt, probiotic cleaners, vermiculite, molecular sieve, nano grease
Ursula Sherman Village 711 Harrison St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Re-Up Refills 6025 College Ave Oakland Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Not a donation of jars drop-off location. Bring your empty containers to fill and refill with your essentials for cleaning (fee).
Oakland Communities United for Equity & Justice (Self Help Hunger Program) 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Cleaning supplies for the kitchen, including soap, garbage bags, etc. Used/opened okay if package and contents in good condition.
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up Good condition. Maybe done with the project, moving, downsizing, or don't care for the scent.
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up Unwanted scents, leftovers from projects, moving? downsizing?
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church 1255 1st Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Laundry detergent pods.
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) 1825 San Pablo Ave
#200
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Donations accepted of new and partially used household cleaners.
Shelter, Inc. of Contra Costa County PO Box 5368 Concord Reuse Free Drop-off New only
Make It Home (Walnut Creek) 1271 Boulevard Way Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off Looking for donations of items for cleaning kits - mop, bucket, basic cleaning products in new condition
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  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Safe Disposal Free Drop-off

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