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
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Chabot College Flea Market 25555 Hesperian Blvd Hayward Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Clean the World 3111 South Valley View Blvd
Suite L 115
Las Vegas Reuse Free Mail-in Accept hotel toiletries (soaps and bottled amenities) to create new hygiene products and recycle the packaging. After program registration, bins are sent, when 1/2 full, they send shipping labels & new bins.
Clean the World 3111 South Valley View Blvd
Suite L 115
Las Vegas Recycle Free Mail-in Accept hotel toiletries (soaps and bottled amenities) to create new hygiene products and recycle the packaging. After program registration, bins are sent, when 1/2 full, they send shipping labels & new bins.
Tri-Valley Haven: Haven Food Pantry 150 N L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Contra Costa County Homeless Program 1350 Arnold Dr
202
Martinez Reuse Free Drop-off New and unused travel size toiletries (hair products, toothpaste/brushes, lotion, etc.) Brushes and combs in good condition.
Facebook Marketplace Facebook Headquarters
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up
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.
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).
First Place for Youth 426 17th St
Suite 100
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off (hair combs/picks/brushes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.)
Laney College Flea Market 510 Fallon St Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
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Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Hively (Oakland) 80 Swan Way
Suite 130
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
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 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
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

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