Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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Single-use Personal Protective Equipment

Consider offering up unused packages of gloves, masks, ear plugs, etc. for reuse to organizations that could use them through Craigslist, NextDoor, Facebook Buy Nothing Groups, Freecycle and such.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Pick-up for a Fee Cut loops when disposing of masks, as wildlife are getting tangled, similar to 6-pack rings.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
g2Revolution 8585 Pyott Road
Suite 100
Lake in the Hills Landfill Mail-in for a Fee Waste to Energy. Disposable Gloves, Disposable Masks, Face Shields, Earplugs, Tyvek Coats, Bouffant Caps, Safety Glasses
TerraCycle 121 New York Ave Trenton Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Including disposable face masks, gloves, garments, ear plugs, hair nets. https://www.terracycle.com/en-CA/pages/ppe-recycling
Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off New/unused masks, hand sanitizer
Ursula Sherman Village 711 Harrison St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off New condition only.
Dorothy Day House 1931 Center St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off New condition!
Emergency Shelter Program (Ruby's Place) 20880 Baker Rd Castro Valley Reuse Free Drop-off New condition. Hand Sanitizer, Masks, Latex gloves
Downtown Streets Team 22551 2nd St Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts new condition hygiene kits.
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Family Bridges 168 11th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Latex gloves & disinfecting wipes for the Community Ambassador Program.
RAFT - Resource Area For Teaching 1355 Ridder Park Dr San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off New/Unused. Lab equipment: Beakers, flasks, test tubes, funnels, Petri dishes, pipettes, tips and trays, vials, gloves. All items must be new and unused.
g2Revolution 8585 Pyott Road
Suite 100
Lake in the Hills Safe Disposal Mail-in for a Fee Waste to Energy. Disposable Gloves, Disposable Masks, Face Shields, Earplugs, Tyvek Coats, Bouffant Caps, Safety Glasses
Veolia Environmental Services 1125 Hensley St Richmond Safe Disposal Mail-in for a Fee Non-hazardous PPE

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