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The Personal Care and Beauty Recycling Programme

Recycle all your beauty product packaging

Participating locations
2,599
Waste recycled
313,813
Money raised
£6,005.50

How to participate in this programme

This programme is currently full. You can drop off your used personal care and beauty product packaging at public drop-off locations across the UK – find your local one here
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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

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

How it works

Drop off your personal care and beauty product packaging at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your personal care and beauty product packaging.

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

If you are an existing member of the programme and would like to set up a public drop-off location, simply fill in this form.


Once you are a member of the programme and when you are ready to send a shipment, 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

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.

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

Best practices for collecting

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 this 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

This programme offers 2 TerraCycle® points for each piece of personal care and beauty product packaging sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 8 kilograms.

For example:

3 kilograms = 0 TerraCycle® points
8 kilograms = 504 TerraCycle® points
10 kilograms = 630 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators and private collectors 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.

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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