The Carex® Recycling Programme

Recycle your Carex®, Imperial Leather® and Bayley's of Bond Street® hand wash pumps and refill pouches

Participating locations
Available locations

How to participate

This programme is currently full. You can drop-off your Carex®, Imperial Leather® and Bayley's of Bond Street® hand wash pumps and refill pouches at public drop-off locations across the UK – find your local one here.

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Drop-off locations

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Find nearest public drop-off location

This map is constantly being updated

Find all participating public drop-off locations in the UK on the interactive map above.

How it works

Drop off your hand wash pumps and refill pouches at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off any accepted Carex®, Imperial Leather® and Bayley's of Bond Street® hand wash pumps and refill pouches during the opening hours.

To learn more about public drop-off locations, please click here.

If you are already a member of the programme and ready to send a parcel, please follow these steps:​​

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account
  2. Print your label out
  3. Attach your label to your parcel. Please make sure you use a sturdy cardboard box which is no larger than 60x60x50cm in size. 
  4. ​Simply book a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book online via this link. Alternatively, 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

Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.

What happens to this waste

Once collected, your used hand wash pumps and refill pouches are separated by polymer type and cleaned (if necessary). The material is then extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of hand wash pumps and refill pouches​ sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 1 kilogram.

For example:

500 grams = 0 TerraCycle® points
1 kilogram = 100 TerraCycle® points
2 kilograms = 200 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are only credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the weight of the parcel. 1 TerraCycle® point is worth 1 penny.

Once credited, the points can be redeemed into financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.


Learn more about PZ Cussons

As a major corporation within the personal care sector, PZ Cussons are committed to reducing the amount of plastic they use with their “25 by 25” Plastic Promise.

In line with this, PZ Cussons has teamed up with TerraCycle® to launch the Carex® Recycling Programme which gives new life to previously not recycled waste from some of their best-loved personal care brands: Carex®, Imperial Leather® and Bayley's of Bond Street®.  

Find out more about PZ Cussons

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