Join this programme to collect at home and recycle as a private location or an individual.
TerraCycle and Schwarzkopf have partnered to create a recycling programme for any brand of used hair care & colour packaging! Join this programme as a private collector to ship your waste directly to TerraCycle for free.
Alternatively, if you would like to be listed as a Community Collection Hub and collect for the public, you can head to this page to join.
Looking to recycle 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.
All collectors to sign up to the recycling programme during September will be in to win a Schwarzkopf prize pack including a mix of hair care treatments, colour and styling products!
Competition is open to New Zealand residents only. Competition closes 12:00am NZST 30/09/2021 and the winner will be contacted by 5:00pm AEST 07/10/2021. Entrants can gain multiple entries by joining multiple Schwarzkopf Cares Recycling Programmes, a user may only join each programme once. A winner will be chosen by random draw. The winning entrant must share their address and contact number with TerraCycle and Schwarzkopf in order to receive their prize. The prize will be delivered to the winner within a reasonable timeframe after the draw, pending COVID restrictions and associated delays.
This programme has strict shipping guidelines due to the transportation of hair dye. Please read through this check list before shipping your waste.
COLLECT AS A PRIVATE LOCATION
If you are unable to become a Community Collection Hub and be listed on our map as a public location, you can still send us your used hair care & colour packaging as a private location! You can collect on your own or with your friends & family, school or workplace. This option enables you to collect with a group of people without being listed on our Community Collection Hub map.
To sign up as a private collector please follow these steps:
Join the programme by clicking the button at the top of this page.
When you've collected a couple of months' worth of packaging and are ready to ship your waste to us, head to your profile to download a free shipping label for this program.
Affix your shipping label to your package and bring it to your closest New Zealand Post.
Be featured on the TerraCycle map so individuals in your community can find your location to drop off their waste. Head here to join as a Community Collection Hub.
Programme accepted waste: Any brand of used hair care & colour packaging, including:
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 requirements for aerosols.
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.
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 collectors to collect a few months of waste with your friends and family before sending in a parcel!
All shipments recieved this September and October will earn triple TerraCycle points! That means you can do three times the good for the school or charity of your choice.