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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
I Support The Girls Attn: Dana Marlowe
1143 Amherst Ave; #2736
Wheaton Reuse Free Mail-in Feminine hygiene products like pads and tampons.
Homeless Shelter Location Finder 451 7th St, SW Washington Reuse Free Drop-off
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
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
ebay 2025 Hamilton Ave San Jose Reuse Buyback Mail-in
SF Flea Market 1166 Shafter Ave San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Vinted c/o AG Accounting
735 Geary SF; Ste 303
San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up
Richmond Flea Market 716 W Gertrude Ave Richmond Reuse Buyback Mail-in New and unused only.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
Hively (Pleasanton) 6601 Owens Dr
Suite 100
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off
Mercari 1530 Page Mill Rd Palo Alto 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
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
Telegraph Ministry Center 5316 Telegraph Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
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
La Clinica Alta Vista 1515 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off For pregnancy, nursing, post-partum, baby and toddler

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