Schwarzkopf Cares Hair Care & Colour 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 care & colour packaging! Sign up as a Community Collection Hub to be featured on the TerraCycle map so individuals in your community can find your location to drop off their waste. Read more about becoming a Hub below. 

Looking to become a Community Collection Hub for hair aerosol packaging? Click here to see the Schwarzkopf Cares Hair Aerosol Recycling Programme.

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

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

  1. Remove excess hair dye - Excess hair dye must be emptied and disposed of in your general waste bin.
  2. Triple rinse containers - All hair dye bottles and tubs (both liquid and powder) must be triple rinsed.
  3. Empty tubes - All hair dye tubes must have residual dye squeezed out.

This map is constantly being updated

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 programme 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 hair colour waste. 
  4. Download a free shipping label from your TerraCycle profile, affix it to your box of waste and take it to your closest New Zealand Post to ship.

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 care & colour packaging, including:

  • All brands of hair care jars, lids, bottles, closures, tubes pumps and caps made from plastics and flexible or rigid aluminium.
  • All brands of hair colour jars, lids, bottles, closures, tubes, pumps, stirrers and caps made from plastics and flexible or rigid aluminium.
  • All brands of gloves made from latex, HDPE, Nitrile, PE

Please note: If you are also a Community Collection Hub for hair aerosol packaging we reccomend setting up separate collection boxes for each type of waste. Each waste stream needs to be packed in a separate box with a shipping label from the correct recycling programme due to strict shipping requirememts for aerosols.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the hair care & colour 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 care & colour 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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