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Beauty Products Recycling Program

Recycle skin care, hair care, and cosmetic packaging through this program.

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Thanks for your enthusiasm and commitment to recycling your beauty products.

Please note that as of 31 July 2019 our Beauty Products Recycling Program will be closing, and will not be accepting any new participants into this program.

Please take note of the key dates below:

  • Download your final shipping label before 14 July, as labels will not be available after this date. 
  • Send your final parcel by 31 of July as parcels will not be accepted at the post office after this date.

When sending your final shipment, please continue to use our  Accepted Waste Guide  to separate any items recyclable at kerbside.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Starting 23 July 2018, the minimum shipment weight required to earn TerraCycle points will increase to 7kg.

By encouraging larger shipments through this program, we can help reduce fuel costs and create an even smaller environmental footprint. We also encourage businesses and large collectors to consider sending 15-20kg at a time when possible, to maximise efficiency.

If you need help collecting more waste, check out our Collect, Store and Ship Guide, as well as our Engaging your Community guide.


Drop-off locations

Click on the map to view the public drop-off network. This map will display all locations for all waste streams.
Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

There is a growing network of public drop-off locations all around Australia, giving everyone the opportunity to drop off their waste for recycling. If your location would like to be considered to become one of our public drop-off points, you must fill in the Drop-off Application Form to begin the application process. One of the team will contact you should your application be successful.

How it works

Participating in your home, office, school or any other organisation is completely free and very easy. 

Collect your used personal care and beauty product packaging in any box. When you are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking “Request a postage label” and follow the prompts. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by dropping it off at your nearby post office.

L'Oréal Australia's Sharing Beauty With All

 L’Oréal is a global house of cosmetics brands with more than 28 names under their umbrella, including Kiehls, Lancôme, Kerastase, Redken, La Roche Posay, Yves Saint Laurent, Garnier, L’Oreal Paris and Maybelline New York.

The Beauty Products Recycling program is part of L'Oréal’s sustainability programme Sharing Beauty With All which strives for sustainability across all aspects of their business.

What you can recycle in this program

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We are no longer accepting items that can be recycled through kerbside collections. Please download our new Accepted Waste Poster for full details of how to recycle your beauty packaging. 

Beauty Products Recycling Program accepted waste:

Pumps, sprays, triggers, and other closures from any hair and skin care packaging (please remove from bottle, which should be recycled kerbside)

Plastic tubes and caps from any hair care, skin care and cosmetics packaging

Black/dark coloured plastic from any hair care, skin care and cosmetics packaging

Flexible plastic from hair and skin care products such as treatments, wipes and masks

Plastic pots and lids from hair care, skin care and cosmetics packaging

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. face wash and foundation).

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the personal care and beauty product packaging is cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remoulded to make new recycled products. Click here for more information on the recycling process. 


TerraCycle Points

Each unit of personal care and beauty product packaging that you send to TerraCycle can be redeemed for a payment of AU$0.02 to the non-profit organisation or school of your choice. To fundraise for your school or non-profit organisation of choice, please keep in mind that your parcel has to be over 7kg.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Starting 23 July 2018, the minimum shipment weight required to earn points will increase to 7kg. By encouraging larger parcels through this program, we can help reduce fuel costs and create an even smaller environmental footprint.

To learn more about our points program, click here.


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L'Oréal Australia is part of the L'Oréal Group, the world’s largest beauty company. L'Oréal Australia has 28 brands including Kiehls, Lancôme, Kerastase, Redken, La Roche Posay, Yves Saint Laurent, Garnier, L’Oreal Paris and Maybelline New York. For more information please visit:

L'Oréal’s sustainability programme, Sharing Beauty With All is an overarching campaign to advance sustainable practices across all aspects of the business. We have undertaken measurable commitments towards 2020 across our value chain to limit our impact on the environment and make a positive contribution to the ecosystems around us. Sharing Beauty With All is a fundamental pillar to our transformation and a strategic priority for all of our teams.

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