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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
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
Ursula Sherman Village 711 Harrison St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Maternity and baby supplies.
Vinted c/o AG Accounting
735 Geary SF; Ste 303
San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Women's Daytime Drop-In Center 2218 Acton Street Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off

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