Head & Shoulders Recycling Program

Taking Recycling Up to 100%

Recycling in partnership with Head & Shoulders

The world’s #1 shampoo brand* is committed to reducing its impact on the planet and inspiring others to do the same, because together we’re stronger, and each of us is responsible for protecting our environment. Since 1961, the Head & Shoulders’ promise has been to remove up to 100% of dandruff flakes** from people’s heads. The same guiding principle inspires it’s mission for the environment: leave no trace on the planet. To get closer to that mission, Head & Shoulders presents a simple national recycling solution for all its hair care packaging (excluding aerosols), powered by the experts at TerraCycle®.

*based on volume sales
**visible flakes, with regular use
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How it works

Participating is simple and free.


  1. Sign up for the program. If you don’t have a TerraCycle account yet, create one here

  2. Once in the program, start collecting non-aerosol Head & Shoulders packaging in any box you have.

  3. When your collection box is full, log into your account to download and print a shipping label.

  4. Seal up your collection box, affix the printed shipping label onto it, and send via UPS.

What you can recycle

All non-aerosol Head & Shoulders hair care packaging including Head & Shoulders shampoo and conditioner bottles, flexible plastic packaging such as color packets, flexible plastic tubes, and complex closures


NOTE: Please check for local recycling solutions for #1 and #2 plastics. If no recycling solution exists in your area, you can include this packaging in your shipments through this program.

Best practices for recycling

We encourage you to ship when your box is full of Head & Shoulders packaging to minimize the transportation carbon footprint for this program. You don’t need to clean the packaging before sending it to TerraCycle, but please remove as much of the remaining product as possible. UPS will not accept dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.

What happens to your recyclables

Once collected, the non-aerosol Head & Shoulders packaging is cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products, such as park benches and picnic tables. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


Shipments in the Head & Shoulders Recycling Program can be any weight to earn points, and 100 points per pound will be awarded.

Awarded TerraCycle points can be allocated toward a variety of charitable gifts or redeemed as a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Each piece of Head & Shoulders packaging sent in will earn approximately 7 TerraCycle points and will be counted based on an average unit weight of 0.07 pounds.

To learn more about our points program, click here.


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