The Good Refill Pouch Recycling Programme

Recycle your shampoo refill pouches through this programme

Participating locations
86
Available locations
214

How to Participate

You can recycle your shampoo refill pouches in 3 different ways:

  1. By dropping them off at a public drop-off location
  2. By setting up a public drop-off location
  3. By collecting them at home
To learn more, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page.
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Important!

In addition to becoming a public drop-off location, or dropping off your waste, you can also become a private collector. See below for more information.

Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public drop-off location

This map is constantly being updated

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

How it works

There are 3 different ways to participate in this programme:

1) Drop off your shampoo refill pouches at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your shampoo refill pouches.

2) Set up a public drop-off location

If there are no public drop-off locations within a 5 mile radius, you can set up your own. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a TerraCycle® account.
  2. Find a public place to host your collection (with the prior consent of the person in charge of the place), keeping in mind you can only have one public drop-off location per account per programme.
  3. Join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" at the top of this page.
  4. Fill out this form to finalise your request.

To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.

3) Collect at home

If there are no public drop-off locations near you and you are not able to set one up yourself, you can become a private collector. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a TerraCycle® account.
  2. Join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" at the top of this page.

Once you are a member of the programme (by setting up a public drop-off location or becoming a private collector) and when you are ready to send a parcel, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account.
  2. Print the label out.
  3. Place your waste in a sturdy cardboard box that is no bigger than 60 x 60 x 50cm and a maximum weight of 20kg. 
  4. Attach the label securely to your parcel, and ensure it is easy to read. 
  5. Arrange a free pick-up for your parcel via UPS by either booking online, calling 03457 877 877 or dropping off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point.

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, the plastic waste is shredded, washed and then pelletized. These pellets can be used for a number of moulded rigid plastic products like benches, or used as film for products such as rubbish bags.

Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of shampoo refill pouches sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 2 kilograms.

For example:

1 kilogram = 0 TerraCycle® points
2 kilograms = 200 TerraCycle® points
3.5 kilograms = 350 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 as financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.

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