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Personal Care & Beauty Products - Used

Use it up, offer it up for reuse if new/unopened, or put product in trash. Reuse the container, and check if your brand offers a take back for recycling program for the container/packaging. 

Never flush wipes, menstrual products, or dental floss - these clog pipes. Keep lotions, cosmetics, fragrances, sunscreen agents, and similar products out of the drain and toilet; the best "somewhere else" to throw these items is your household trash. Medicines, medicated lotions, creams and shampoos go to a Meds Drop-box (here); nail polish and acetone goes to a Household Hazardous Waste facility. Vitamins & supplements go in the organics bin.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
Preserve Gimme 5 & Toothbrush Takeback Mail In 823 State Route 13 Cortland Recycle Free Mail-in Mail us your old Preserve toothbrushes, not only will they be recycled into new products, but you will also receive a coupon for Preserve’s online store. For every six Preserve toothbrushes that you send back to us, we will reward you with a $6 coupon. (No other brands.)
Downtown Streets Team 22551 2nd St Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts new condition hygiene kits.
g2Revolution 8585 Pyott Road
Suite 100
Lake in the Hills Recycle Paid Mail-in Perfume, Body Spray, Nail Polish / Remover, Body Mist, Creams, Lotions, Liquid Makeup (Including Flammable), Shampoo, Conditioner, Soaps
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.
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up New/Unused
Panasonic's Take Back for Tomorrow Program 2 Riverfront Plz
Fl 6
Newark Recycle Free Mail-in Only electric or battery shaver or trimmers. Sign up and receive a pre-paid label for consumers to pack and ship the device.
Re-Up Refills 6025 College Ave Oakland Reuse Paid Drop-off Bring your empty containers to fill and refill with your essentials for bath and body (fee).
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Paid Pick-up
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Paid Drop-off
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
TerraCycle 121 New York Ave Trenton Recycle Paid Pick-up

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