Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Downtown Streets Team 22551 2nd St Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts new condition hygiene kits.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Clean the World 3111 South Valley View Blvd
Suite L 115
Las Vegas Reuse Free Mail-in Accept hotel toiletries (soaps and bottled amenities) to create new hygiene products and recycle the packaging. After program registration, bins are sent, when 1/2 full, they send shipping labels & new bins.
Clean the World 3111 South Valley View Blvd
Suite L 115
Las Vegas Recycle Free Mail-in Accept hotel toiletries (soaps and bottled amenities) to create new hygiene products and recycle the packaging. After program registration, bins are sent, when 1/2 full, they send shipping labels & new bins.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Tri-Valley Haven: Haven Food Pantry 150 N L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Contra Costa County Homeless Program 1350 Arnold Dr
202
Martinez Reuse Free Drop-off New and unused travel size toiletries (hair products, toothpaste/brushes, lotion, etc.) Brushes and combs in good condition.
Facebook Marketplace Facebook Headquarters
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up
SkipShapiro Enterprises 318 Hawthorn St New Bedford Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial volume. Services include depackaging of alcohol-based health, beauty and cosmetic products. These products are repurposed as feedstock for ethanol and utilized to create renewable fuels and alcohol products. Consumer packaged products are separated from the liquids and all of the materials are recycled.
SkipShapiro Enterprises 318 Hawthorn St New Bedford Landfill Pick-up for a Fee Commercial volume. Services include depackaging of alcohol-based health, beauty and cosmetic products. These products are repurposed as feedstock for ethanol and utilized to create renewable fuels and alcohol products. Consumer packaged products are separated from the liquids and all of the materials are recycled.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Hively (Oakland) 80 Swan Way
Suite 130
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Coliseum Public Market 5401 Coliseum Way Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church 1255 First Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Hygiene Kit Items for the Unsheltered: Call 626-695-0687 for appt. Travel-sized okay. Soap or body wash, toothbrush/paste, lotion, shampoo, razors, tampons/pads, body wipes, deodorant, masks (single-use or new reusable), socks, laundry pods, antibiotic cream, antiseptic wipes, band-aids, lip balm, cotton swabs, hand sanitizer
First Place for Youth 426 17th St
Suite 100
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off (hair combs/picks/brushes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.)
Telegraph Ministry Center 5316 Telegraph Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Laney College Flea Market 510 Fallon St Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Listia
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Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
La Clinica Alta Vista 1515 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off For pregnancy, nursing, post-partum, baby and toddler

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