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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
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.
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.
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).
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up
Facebook Marketplace Facebook Headquarters
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Family Bridges 168 11th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Women's toiletries/hygiene products, and sanitary pads for the Community Ambassador Program.
First Place for Youth 426 17th St
Suite 100
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off (hair combs/picks/brushes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.)
Free Oakland UP 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
Hively (Oakland) 80 Swan Way
Suite 130
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Hively (Pleasanton) 6601 Owens Dr
Suite 100
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off
Homeless Shelter Location Finder 451 7th St, SW Washington Reuse Free Drop-off
Homies Empowerment 7631 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Toiletries
I Support The Girls Attn: Dana Marlowe
1143 Amherst Ave; #2736
Wheaton Reuse Free Mail-in Feminine hygiene products like pads and tampons.
Kennedy High School Flea Market 39999 Blacow Rd Fremont Reuse Buyback Mail-in
La Clinica Alta Vista 1515 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off For pregnancy, nursing, post-partum, baby and toddler
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church 1255 1st Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Hygiene items
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
Laney College Flea Market 510 Fallon St Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
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