We have compiled a list of local and nationwide recycling initiatives to help you on your zero waste journey.
We will continually be updating the list as we go so please feel free to email Sarah on email@example.com if there is anything you know about that isn't listed here.
Any brand skincare packaging (that doesn't have 1-5 printed in the recycle logo on the tube - that can go in your kerbside recycling bin) in glass or plastic tubes, tubs, bottles, lids, droppers, jars and pumps; or flexible plastic skincare packaging. Bring these into us at Natural Supply Co, 5 Rutland St Newtown VIC 3220 and we will send them on to the national Terracycle Garnier Green Beauty Recycling Program. If you are not local to Geelong you can find a Terracycle point here .
Please note, these products are not accepted:
• Packaging still containing product • Skincare tools and makeup brushes • Aerosols • Make-up wipes and sheet masks • Any hazardous or dangerous goods
• Cardboard external packaging (place in kerbside recycling)
Toothbrushes/toothpaste tubes/dental floss
Bring these into us at Natural Supply Co, 5 Rutland St Newtown VIC 3220 and we will send them on to the national Terracycle dental recycling program. If you are not local to Geelong you can find a Terracycle point here .
Upparel(formerly Manrags) also collect textiles for reuse, repurpose and recycling. They collect the following:
Once you’ve got your textiles boxed and ready to be collected, simply email them with your name, the number of boxes you have to be collected and your collection address. From there they will be able to determine which courier to utilise to facilitate the collection of your old textiles.
Clothing retailers Zara and H&M each have garment collection programmes for clothing or textiles, which they use or recycle.
Hair aerosols eg hairspray cans
Bring these into us atNatural Supply Co, 5 Rutland St Newtown VIC 3220 and we will send them on to the national Terracycle dental recycling program. If you are not local to Geelong you can find a Terracycle pointhere .
Beauty/skincare/makeup/hair care products
Mecca, Priceline and David Joneshave partnered with Terracycle to accept all brands of beauty products for recycling at their stores, not just brands that are available at their stores. Items accepted are:
Shampoo bottles and caps
Conditioner bottles and caps
Hair gel tubes and caps
Hair spray bottles and triggers
Hair paste plastic jars and caps
Lip balm tubes
Face soap dispensers and tubes
Lotion bottles, tubes, dispensers, and jars
Shaving foam tubes (no cans)
Lip gloss tubes
Eye liner pencils and cases
Eye Shadow tubes
Concealer tubes and sticks
Nail polish bottles and nail polish remover bottles
Electronic items such as blow dryers and straighteners
Any bio-medical or bio-hazardous waste or
Any contents of packaging such as nail-polish, lotion, soap or ointments
N.B All packaging should be as empty as possible before being brought in-store for recycling.
If you have any brand of old sports shoes you’d like to recycle, just head to a Rebel Sports store and pop them into the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe bin located in-store.
Converse also have a Save our Shoes program, with a store credit as an added bonus.
Seed & Sprout silicone items
If you've got any tears or damage to your Seed & Sprout silicone items, you can fill in their Take Back Form here and they'll email you a reply paid label to send the products back to them, for recycling through TerraCycle.
Lids 4 Kids Recycling Programme
Lids 4 Kids collects a range of plastic and aluminium items including:
Any plastic lids from milk bottles, cartons, disposable water, juice and soft drink bottles (including pop tops).
Plastic bread tags
Medicine blister packs, soft drink pull tabs, beer bottle tops, wine bottle and other aluminium tops and corks are also accepted.
Washed aluminium coffee pods that have had the coffee grounds removed can also be donated.
Not accepted: Lids larger than a credit card such as jar tops cannot be accepted.