Bausch + Lomb Recycling Programme - Community Collection Hubs

Recycle any brand of contact lenses and blister packs through this programme

Recycle in partnership with Biotrue® ONEday & ULTRA®

TerraCycle and Bausch + Lomb have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of used contact lenses and blister packs. 

This programme operates through our Community Collection Hub Network. To find a location to drop-off your contact lenses and blister packs, simply search the map below.

If you wish to become a Community Collection Hub today, click 'Sign Up Now' below.

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Collection Hub Locations

Click on the map to view the Community Collection Network. This map will display all locations for all waste streams.
Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

The Community Collection Hub network is a network of locations around Australia where members of the community can take their 'non-recyclable' waste to be recycled with TerraCycle.

Becoming a Hub is the most sustainable way to collect TerraCycle waste. Bigger shipments mean less environmental impact. Here's how it works:

  1. Request to join the program by clicking "Join the program" above.
  2. Set up your recycling station using the resources provided.
  3. The address listed in your TerraCycle account will be posted on the publicly available Community Collection Hubs map. Individuals in your area will use your location to drop off their  used contact lenses and blister packs. 
  4. Download a free shipping label from your TerraCycle profile, affix it to your box of waste and take it to your closest Australia Post to ship.

Can't find a Community Collection Hub in your area?

Why not contact your local optometrist or community centre to ask them to participate on behalf of the community? Alternatively, you can let us know by emailing

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy.

Drop your waste off at a public drop-off location, including over 500 Optometrists and a network of independant TerraCycle Community Collection Hubs across Australia. To find your nearest Community Collection hub, click here.

To send back waste from your Community Collection Hub, first ensure you have joined the program, then request a postage label through the Collection Programs section of your profile.

What you can recycle in this program

Programme accepted waste: All brands of contact lenses, blister packs and contact lens cases. Please ensure waste is completely empty and dry before shipping.


Please note: Biotrue® ONEday, ULTRA and other Bausch + Lomb brand cardboard boxes are recyclable through regular Council recycling. Please do not include them in your shipments through this programme.

Best practices for recycling

Please do not include any cardboard packaging. These can be recycled through your regular kerbside recycling.

Your contact lens waste should be dry before dropping off at a Community Collection Hub or shipping to TerraCycle.

If you wish to recycle unused contact lens blister packs, please first open the blister packs to remove the water solution, and dry them prior to shipping.

What happens to the waste

Once received, the contact lenses and blister packs are separated by composition and cleaned. The metal layers of the blister packs are recycled separately, while the contact lenses and plastic blister pack components are melted into plastic that can be remolded to make recycled products.



TerraCycle Points

As thanks for your dedication to diverting waste from landfills, a $1 donation will be made to Optometry Giving Sight for every kilogram of accepted waste sent through this programme.


Promotions and contests

Win a Green Getaway!

Recycling Program: Any of our free recycling programs!
Timeline: 2 November - 31 December 2020
Prize: $2,000 voucher for Green Getaways
How to win: Send in a shipment of waste from any of our free recycling programs.


Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.

Bausch + Lomb has embarked on a long-term journey to protect our communities and preserve the natural environment for current and future generations. To do so, they are working daily to become a more environmentally sustainable company by reducing their consumption of fuel, energy, water, and natural resources, while minimising their generation of waste. Click here to learn more.

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