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
MAP International Reuse Free Mail-in Large new quantity from manufacturers or suppliers. Basic hygiene products. Nutritional supplements.
Mercari 1530 Page Mill Rd Palo Alto Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Midway Shelter of Alameda PO Box 951 Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off
Native American Heritage Association 12085 Quaal Rd Black Hawk Reuse Free Mail-in
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Northern Ca Swap Meets Inc 1150 Ballena Blvd Alameda Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Oakland Elizabeth House 6423 Colby St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Soaps, shampoos, feminine products and kids products (New/unused)
OfferUp 1745 114th Ave SE Bellevue Reuse Buyback Pick-up
Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Rolls of toilet paper
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.
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.
San Pablo Flea Market 6100 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
SF Flea Market 1166 Shafter Ave San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
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.
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.
Telegraph Ministry Center 5316 Telegraph Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up
Tri-Valley Haven: Haven Food Pantry 150 N L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off

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