Schwarzkopf Cares Hair Aerosol Recycling Programme - Community Collection Hubs - FAQ

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

Sending back your waste for this programme is a little different to our usual process. When you are ready to recycle 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. 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.
  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. You will receive an email with a link to select your preferred pick up date and time. 
  5. Seal up your box of waste and print out and affix all labels to the box.
  6. A courier will pick up your box of waste and send it off to be recycled.

This programme has strict shipping guidelines due to the transportation of aerosols. Please read through this check list before shipping your waste. 

  1. Ensure your aerosols are empty (when you press down the nozzle no more product comes out).
  2. Ensure all aerosols have caps on.
  3. Use a sturdy box and leave at least 5cm of empty space at the top of the box.
  4. Ensure your box weighs less than 30kg.

This program accepts any brand of hair aerosols - including but not limited to Schwarzkopf.

Hair Care & Colour packaging are not accepted through this recycling programme but you can recycle them through the Schwarzkopf Cares Hair Care & Colour Recycling Programme. You can see more about the programme and sign up here. If you are collecting for both programmes please ensure you ship in your waste in separate boxes with a shipping label for the correct programme attached. 

Yes, please ensure your aerosols are completely empty and have their caps on before sending them in to be recycled. 

In the Schwarzkopf Cares Hair Aerosol Recycling Programme you can earn $1 worth of TerraCycle points for every 1kg of packaging you send in.

Some recycling programs have shipment size requirements to earn TerraCycle points, but you do not have to meet these requirements if you do not wish to receive TerraCycle points. All shipment sizes may be shipped completely for free and your waste will still be recycled, you simply won’t earn the point donation.

The Schwarzkopf Cares Hair Care & Colour Recycling Programme does not have a minimum shipment weight to earn TerraCycle points.

There is a minimum of 1,000 points or $10 needed to redeem for a monetary donation. You can redeem your points at any time for a monetary donation to any non-profit, school, or charitable organisation of your choice.

Donations are processed directly to the charity in June and December. All cash donations requested between May 1st and October 31st will be disbursed in December. All cash donations requested between November 1st and April 30th will be disbursed in June.

If you wish for your school or charitable organisation to be the recipient of a monetary donation, make sure you have its contact details. Then, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Select the “My Impact” tab on your account profile.
  3. Select “Manage Charities.
  4. Select “Add new charity."
  5. Search for your school or charity to see if it already exists in our database.
  6. If it doesn’t exist, complete the form with your school or charity’s information.

Please note: If you do not enter the correct contact details for your school or charity, TerraCycle will be unable to disburse payments.

You can distribute your points any way that you would like, you simply have to add each charity or school that you would like to donate points. However there is a minimum donation amount of $10 to any school or charity.