Please remember to pre-book your visit to our Household Recycling Centres

Everyone visiting the Household Recycling Centres are required to pre-book their visit.
This is to minimise queues and congestion on site and to help keep everybody safe.

Book now

Odd items - What can I do with...?

It's pretty easy to recycle bottles and lids, but what about those tricky every day items that are hard to dispose of? Here's some guidance to help you keep our planet tidy...

There are various ways to recycle makeup and beauty items. Terracycle offer various schemes, including a personal care and beauty scheme for beauty product packaging. This includes: wipes and single use mask packaging, roll on deodorant packaging, pots and flexible beauty product tubes and beauty caps, pumps and trigger sprays. Find out more about the scheme here. They also offer a makeup recycling scheme for empty makeup packaging here.

Various shops also offer a recycling point for beauty and makeup, such as The Body Shop, Boots, and a Maybelline scheme offering collection points at stores like Tesco and Sainsburys. Find your nearest recycling station here. You could also try buying makeup in recyclable containers, such as bottles, or glass containers or even refillable makeup which can be found online.

Page updated: 20/05/2022 Page updated by: Waste Management

Help us improve Gloucestershire Recycles

Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.