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Personal Care & Beauty Products - New/Unused

Toiletry items are personal care items use for hygiene, grooming, making up, or cleaning oneself, such as soap or deodorant.

Use it up or donate.

Per CalRecycle, please do not put non-medicated lotions, cosmetics, fragrances, sunscreen agents, and similar products down the drain or into the toilet; the trash is the best "away." Click here for medicated lotions, creams and shampoos, and here for nail polish.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
MAP International Reuse Free Mail-in Large new quantity from manufacturers or suppliers. Basic hygiene products. Nutritional supplements.
All Good Living Foundation All Good Living Store
2332 Alameda Ave
Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off
Alameda Point Antiques Faire 1st Sunday Every Month 3800 Main St Alameda Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Salvation Army (Alameda) 1918 Park St. Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Media items are intended for resale, not recycling. Please do not place your vacation photo CD or your home video tape.
Midway Shelter of Alameda PO Box 951 Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off
Northern Ca Swap Meets Inc 1150 Ballena Blvd Alameda Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
OfferUp 1745 114th Ave SE Bellevue Reuse Buyback Pick-up
Berkeley Flea Market 1937 Ashby Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Berkeley Food Network 1925 Ninth St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off We accept any unused and unopened personal hygiene products including soap, feminine hygiene products, dental hygiene products, wipes, and sanitizer.
Ecology Center Store 2530 San Pablo Ave Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Collection spot for Albatross razor blades. Fully wrap them such that no accidents happen while being handled.
Women's Daytime Drop-In Center 2218 Acton Street Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Ursula Sherman Village 711 Harrison St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Maternity and baby supplies.
Berkeley Food Pantry 1600 Sacramento St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Such as new toothbrushes and toothpaste, bath soap, deodorant, and shampoo
Native American Heritage Association 12085 Quaal Rd Black Hawk Reuse Free Mail-in
Emergency Shelter Program (Ruby's Place) 20880 Baker Rd Castro Valley Reuse Free Drop-off Toiletries - Any Size (shampoo, conditioner, body wash or soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion). Women’s feminine products {pads and tampons}. Deodorant for men and women.
Shelter, Inc. of Contra Costa County PO Box 5368 Concord Reuse Free Drop-off New/unused full size shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, sunscreen, mouthwash and toothpaste. New toothbrushes.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd.
(At the Fremont Transfer Station - follow the trucks)
Fremont Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Kennedy High School Flea Market 39999 Blacow Rd Fremont Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  

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