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Serving Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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Single-use Personal Care & Beauty Products

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

Do not put unmedicated lotions, cosmetics, fragrances, sunscreen agents, and similar products down the drain or into the toilet; the best "somewhere else" to throw these items is your household trash. Landfills are the best place at present to dispose of personal care products when they are no longer being used. Click here for medicated lotions, creams and shampoos, and here for nail polish.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Clean the World 3111 South Valley View Blvd
Suite L 115
Las Vegas Reuse, 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.
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
Downtown Streets Team 22551 2nd St Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts new condition hygiene kits.
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups Oakland Reuse Free Pick-up New/Unused
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
Good Use App Oakland Reuse Free Pick-up Unused/New
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Paid Pick-up
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill 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.)
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).
TerraCycle 121 New York Ave Trenton Recycle Paid Pick-up
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off

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