Personal Care and Beauty Recycling Program - FAQ

Recycle all brands of skin care, hair care, and cosmetic packaging through this program.

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  • Skin care packaging: lip balm tubes and caps, soap dispensers and tubes, body wash caps, lotion dispensers and caps. 
  • Hair care packaging: shampoo caps, conditioner caps, hair gel tubes, and caps, hair spray triggers, and hair paste caps.
  • Cosmetic packaging: lipstick cases, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, bronzer cases, foundation packaging, powder cases, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, and lip liner pencils.

Please note that aerosol cans, nail polish bottles, and nail polish remover bottles cannot be recycled through this program.

No, this program is not brand-specific. You may collect all brands of skin care, hair care, and cosmetic packaging to recycle through this program.

No, you do not need to clean your items before sending it in to TerraCycle. However, please remove as much of the remaining product as possible before shipping. If you choose to rinse your items, please note that UPS will not accept dripping packages.

No, your shipment can be any size. To earn the TerraCycle point donation, however, your shipment must weigh over 15 lb. Remember, the shipment size requirement is applicable only if you would like to earn TerraCycle points.

To earn TerraCycle points, your shipments must weigh at least 10 lb. If your shipment meets or exceeds the shipment size requirement, each item you send in will earn you about 2 TerraCycle points. Personal care and beauty packaging is counted based on an average unit weight of 0.05 lb.