Personal Care and Beauty Recycling Program

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

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Recycling in partnership with Garnier®

TerraCycle® and Garnier® have partnered to create a free recycling program for all brands of skin care, hair care, and cosmetic packaging. Recycle from home by joining the program and downloading a free shipping label, or search the map below for a local recycling solution.

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New Minimum Shipment Weight Requirement

Starting April 1, 2021 shipments must be at least 15 pounds to earn TerraCycle points. This change is being made to reduce our transportation carbon footprint, reinforce our commitment to the planet and help protect our planet for future generations.


In light of recent business closures at the guidance of the CDC and local governments, we strongly recommend contacting your local recycling location to confirm they are still open and collecting before leaving your home to drop off.

Local Recycling Solutions

If your skin care, hair care, or cosmetic products have a #1 or #2 recycling symbol, use our interactive map below to find a local recycling solution for the packaging. If no recycling solution exists in your area, you can include the empties in your shipments through this program.

Please note, this map is constantly being updated with new locations, so check back frequently!

How it works

Participating is simple and free.

What you can recycle

  • 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.

NOTE: Please check for local recycling solutions for #1 and #2 plastics using our interactive map above. If no recycling solution exists in your area, you can include these empties in your shipments through this program.


Shipments in this program must be at least 10 pounds to earn points, and 100 points per pound will be awarded.

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice.

To learn more about our points program, click here.


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Check out these inspiring projects that show you how you can reuse this waste stream right at home.

Learn more about Garnier

Garnier is committed to Taking Care. Garnier wants to give back to the planet by being environmentally responsible, and inspiring others to do the same, click here.

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