Personal Care Products
Thanks to TerraCycle. We can now accept even more "hard to recycle items" at the Stowe Transfer Station. Bring any of the following items to the scalehouse:
Hair care packaging such as shampoo caps, conditioner caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair spray triggers, and hair paste caps.
Skin care packaging such as lip balm tubes and caps, soap dispensers and tubes, body wash caps, lotion dispensers and caps.
Cosmetics packaging such as 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.
Best practices for recycling
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover product). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping.
What happens to the waste
Once collected, the personal care and beauty packaging is separated by polymer type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.