Recycle any brand of contact lenses and blister packs through this programme
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.
THANK YOU for the overwhelming support for this program! We've filled all available collection spots for now, but you'll be added to the waitlist and we'll let you know as soon as we open more spots!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.