Schwarzkopf Cares Hair Aerosol Recycling Programme - Community Collection Hubs

Join this programme to be listed as a Community Collection Hub and open to the public in your area.

Champion sustainability in your community by becoming a Community Collection Hub.

TerraCycle and Schwarzkopf have partnered to create a recycling programme for any brand of used hair aerosol packaging! 

Looking to become a Community Collection Hub for hair care & colour packaging? Click here to see the Schwarzkopf Cares Hair Care & Colour Recycling Programme.

Please note: this programme has strict shipping guidelines, see below for more details.

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To ship back your Aerosols to be recycled please follow the steps in the "How it works" section below.

Please ensure your collection box is clearly labelled to indicate aerosols are completely empty (when you hold down the nozzle no more product comes out) and have their caps on.

How it works

The Community Collection Hub network is a network of locations around New Zealand where members of the community can take their 'non-recyclable' waste to be recycled with TerraCycle.

Becoming a Hub is the most sustainable way to collect TerraCycle waste. Bigger shipments mean less environmental impact, while earning more donations for the charity or school of your choice. Here's how it works:

  1. Request to join the program by clicking "Join the programme" above.

  2. Set up your recycling station using the resources provided.

  3. The address listed in your TerraCycle account will be posted on the publicly available Community Collection Hubs map. Individuals in your area will use your location to drop off their aerosol waste.

When you are ready to ship in your waste please follow the steps below.

  1. Ensure your aerosols are completely empty and have caps on. Place them in a sturdy cardboard box with at least 5cm of empty space at the top. Ensure the box does not weigh more than 30kg.

  2. When you are ready to send in your waste email with the weight and dimensions of your box, the email address connected to your TerraCycle account and your best contact number to request a pick up. Please note: pickup requests will be processed on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Wednesday or Friday pickup during business hours. 

  3. TerraCycle will call you to book in your courier pick up and provide you with a shipping label and any other paperwork as required. 

  4. Seal up your box of waste and print out and affix all labels to the box.

  5. A courier will pick up your box of waste and send it off to be recycled. 

Want to know more?

To find out more about being a Community Collection Hub and its benefits, see here.

What you can recycle in this programme

Programme accepted waste: Any brand of used hair aerosol packaging, including:

  • All brands of steel and aluminium hair aerosols

Please note: If you are also recycling hair care & colour packaging please collect this waste in a separate box and ensure it is shipped with a label from the correct recycling programme due to strict shipping requirements for aerosols.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the hair aerosol packaging is broken down and separated by material. Plastics are cleaned and pelletised to be recycled into new products, and metal materials are sent for smelting and conversion to new alloys. Click here for more information about our recycling process.


TerraCycle Points

For each kilogram of used hair aerosol packaging that you send to TerraCycle, you will receive $1 in TerraCycle Points, which can be redeemed for a payment to the non-profit organisation or school of your choice.

There is no minimum shipment weight required to earn points, although we encourage hubs to collect a few months of waste with their community before sending in a parcel!


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