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Personal Care and Beauty Recycling Programme

Recycle all your beauty products packaging

Participating locations
1,056
Available locations
144

Recycling in partnership with Garnier

TerraCycle® and Garnier® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all beauty products packaging. The programme also offers participants the opportunity to fundraise for their favourite school or charity. 

 

 

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

View all participating public drop-off locations on the interactive map above.

A public drop-off location is a communal collection point where the public can take their TerraCycle waste for recycling. Each public drop-off location is listed on the interactive map above. When you drop off your waste at a public drop-off location, the TerraCycle points earned for the waste are transferred to the account of the public drop-off location administrator in question, who can then donate the points to the charity of their choice.

Before you go to a public drop-off location with your waste, we advise you check the details (full address, opening hours and location of collection box at the site) and when a telephone number is listed it’s worth calling just to ensure the collection point is still active.

This map is updated when new public drop-off locations are added or removed, so we recommend you consult it in advance of each time you plan to drop off your waste.

If you are interested in setting up a public drop-off location for your community, please fill out this form.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. 

When you want to post a shipment, download a free UPS label from your account, attach it to your shipment and then simply order a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book a collection online here. UPS will then collect from your location. You can also drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here

What you can recycle in this programme

All brands are accepted!

Good news, plastic bottles are recyclable in almost all UK council recycling systems. Our programme does accept plastic bottles, however as these are widely recyclable, we ask that you only send us bottles if it is not possible to recycle them via your local council system. Always remember to remove the labels on the bottles and recycle them with TerraCycle. Click here for a complete overview of the beauty products packaging you can recycle through TerraCycle and what you can recycle locally.  

*A note on aerosol containers

At this time aerosols are not accepted as part of the recycling programme. We are exploring with TerraCycle the potential for their inclusion in the future, however the good news is that in most parts of the UK, aerosol recycling is possible. More than 96% of local authorities recycle aerosols through kerbside collections. Please visit your local council website to find out how you can recycle aerosols locally. Always make sure your aerosols are empty and recycle the aerosol lids separately.

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover product) and place all the accepted packaging in a box.  If you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. Tape the box together securely ensuring there are no loose edges or corners. Print your label and attach it securely to the shipment.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the personal care and beauty packaging is separated by polymer type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

TerraCycle Points

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or a payment of £0.01 to the non-profit organisation of your choice. For more information about our points programme, click here.

Promotions and contests

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First Shipment Bonus

Recycling Programme: Personal Care and Beauty Recycling Programme
Timeline: Between 1st March and 31st May 2018
Prize: All first shipments will be rewarded with 300 bonus points. Also each month during the promotion, two lucky sweepstake winners will receive a goody bag with Garnier® beauty products.
How to win: Send in your first shipment of personal care and beauty packaging

Resources

LEARN MORE ABOUT GARNIER

Garnier is committed to sustainable, environmentally-friendly beauty – to preserving biodiversity and minimising our impact on the earth's climate. We are trying hard to reduce packaging and increase the use of recycled materials. All our cardboard and paper-based packaging is FSC-certified and we are significantly reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions from our factories. Recycling waste and reducing landfill is a cornerstone of our efforts and through our partnership with Terracycle, we want to inspire others to get involved. Click here to learn more.

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