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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
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.
Richmond Flea Market 716 W Gertrude Ave Richmond Reuse Buyback Mail-in New and unused only.
Free Oakland UP 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Homies Empowerment 7631 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Toiletries
Alameda Point Antiques Faire 1st Sunday Every Month 3800 Main St Alameda Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church 1255 1st Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Hygiene items
Ursula Sherman Village 711 Harrison St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Maternity and baby supplies.
Tri-Valley Haven: Haven Food Pantry 150 N L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
Berkeley Flea Market 1937 Ashby Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Mail-in
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).
LiquiDonate 149 New Montgomery St
Floor 4
San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off, Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity. LiquiDonate matches and moves reclaimable items (ex. returns, liquidation, branded items, inventory, apparel, office/warehouse supplies) from businesses to nonprofits, including arranging pickup or delivery. Free delivery for non-profits, business pays for delivery.
Native American Heritage Association 12085 Quaal Rd Black Hawk Reuse Free Mail-in
Chabot College Flea Market 25555 Hesperian Blvd Hayward Reuse Buyback Mail-in
I Support The Girls Attn: Dana Marlowe
1143 Amherst Ave; #2736
Wheaton Reuse Free Mail-in Feminine hygiene products like pads and tampons.
Coliseum Public Market 5401 Coliseum Way Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
All Good Living Foundation All Good Living Store
2332 Alameda Ave
Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off
Building Futures 1395 Bancroft Ave San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Deodorant Shavers Shampoo & conditioner (both travel size and full size) Diapers (all sizes) Toothbrushes & toothpaste
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up
ebay 2025 Hamilton Ave San Jose Reuse Buyback Mail-in

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