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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
Laney College Flea Market 510 Fallon St Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Listia
Online
Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Free Oakland UP 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Homies Empowerment 7631 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Toiletries
2 A Good Cause 530 Midcrest Rd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Works with large quantities, businesses and organizations. Hygiene items – soap, toothpaste, sanitary supplies
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church 1255 1st Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Hygiene items
Essential Food and Medicine (EFAM) 2311 Magnolia St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Hygiene items; first aid items/kits. Additionally: Natural remedies and supplements (i.e. medicinal herbs, tinctures, flower remedies, powdered mushrooms, superfood supplements).
Oakland Elizabeth House 6423 Colby St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Soaps, shampoos, feminine products and kids products (New/unused)
San Pablo Flea Market 6100 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Mercari 1530 Page Mill Rd Palo Alto Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Hively (Pleasanton) 6601 Owens Dr
Suite 100
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
Richmond Flea Market 716 W Gertrude Ave Richmond Reuse Buyback Mail-in New and unused only.
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Vinted c/o AG Accounting
735 Geary SF; Ste 303
San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up
SF Flea Market 1166 Shafter Ave San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
ebay 2025 Hamilton Ave San Jose Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Building Futures 1395 Bancroft Ave San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Deodorant Shavers Shampoo & conditioner (both travel size and full size) Diapers (all sizes) Toothbrushes & toothpaste

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