Free Empties Pickup
We're now offering our Free Empties Pickup service.
With any Local Delivery order, you have the option for us to pick up your empty containers of beauty & personal care products for free. To benefit from this service simply add the word ‘EMPTIES’ to the notes in the delivery instructions of your order.
Local deliveries take place on Wednesday & Thursdays. We will notify you the day before your delivery so you can prepare your containers. Simply place them outside your front door in a clearly marked box or bag and we will do the rest.
This system may not work for some buildings or apartments so if you're not sure it's right for you, please reach out before purchasing and we'll try our best to make it work.
Where do they go?
We send your empty containers to Terracycle via their Zero Waste Box Program. Their specialized systems separate the containers by composition and turn them into reusable materials.
This system diverts these containers from the municipal systems which are unable to recycle many of these items. Currently in Canada, only 9% of the total plastic used is recycled. The rest either goes into landfills, is burnt, or is shipped overseas to be dumped or burnt in another country.
Please see below for the complete list of what is accepted. All containers from our Personal Care products are eligible but you can also give us empty containers from any brand as long as they are included on the list below.
The containers must be empty of all excess product. They do not need to be rinsed but if you choose to do so please ensure they are completely dry before collection.
This service is only available for Local Delivery orders and is limited to central Toronto. For a complete list of the postal codes included please see our Shipping Policy.
WHAT YOU CAN RECYCLE
Use this Zero Waste Box to recycle any brand of cosmetics, hair care, or skincare packaging. This includes cosmetics, haircare or skincare packaging including shampoo bottles and caps, conditioner bottles and caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair spray bottles and triggers, and hair paste plastic jars and caps, lip balm tubes, face soap dispensers and tubes, face lotion bottles, tubes and plastic jars, body wash containers, soap tubes and dispensers, body lotion dispensers and bottles, shaving foam tubes (no cans), hand lotion bottles and tubes, lipstick cases, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, bronzer cases, foundation packaging and bottles, powder cases, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, and lip liner pencils.
Do not send in aerosol cans, perfume bottles, nail polish bottles, and nail polish remover bottles.