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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
Berkeley Food Network 1925 Ninth St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off We accept any unused and unopened personal hygiene products including soap, feminine hygiene products, dental hygiene products, wipes, and 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
MAP International Reuse Free Mail-in Large new quantity from manufacturers or suppliers. Basic hygiene products. Nutritional supplements.
Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Rolls of toilet paper
Operation Dignity 318 Harrison St
Ste 302
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Usable toiletries. hygeine kits: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, First Aid supplies (bandages, antibiotic cream, kits), Lip balm, Shaving cream, Razors, Moisturizing lotion, Hand sanitizer, Deodorant, Feminine hygiene products, Combs/brushes, Masks (cloth or disposable)
Homeless Shelter Location Finder 451 7th St, SW Washington Reuse Free Drop-off
SF Flea Market 1166 Shafter Ave San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
Women's Daytime Drop-In Center 2218 Acton Street Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Free Oakland UP 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Homies Empowerment 7631 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Toiletries
Ursula Sherman Village 711 Harrison St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Maternity and baby supplies.
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church 1255 1st Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Hygiene items
Richmond Flea Market 716 W Gertrude Ave Richmond Reuse Buyback Mail-in New and unused only.
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).
Tri-Valley Haven: Haven Food Pantry 150 N L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off

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