Recycle at Boots Scheme

We’re delighted to be working alongside retail chain Boots with the launch of a new in-store recycling scheme for its customers.


Many beauty, health, wellness and dental items can’t be recycled traditionally due to their size, what materials they’re made from and various other factors. We’ll be taking all the items collected in Boots stores, breaking them down to their components and fully recycling – anything that can be recycled or composted, will be, and everything else will go into our Stormboard production.

Originally designed as a replacement for wooden plyboard to help reduce our demand and over use of wood; this versatile material is now used in a huge array of products by many joiners, shop fitters, building merchants and in general home use.

No incineration, no landfill.

Zero waste, 100% recycled.


Boots Recycling Scheme - ReWorked
Image: Adrian Brooks/Boots


“To help our customers shop and consume more sustainably, we’re excited to launch the most inclusive recycling scheme on the market.

“Customers will be able to recycle even the most difficult health, beauty and wellness empties, from old mascaras and empty toothpaste tubes to finished lipsticks and empty vitamin pots.

“Our customers can then feel even better about treating themselves with their Boots Advantage Card points.”

Joanna Rogers, Trading Director and VP of Beauty at Boots


Initially to be trialled at 50 Boots stores across the country (see below), simply scan the product on your mobile phone at the Scan2Recycle site, and deposit them at a participating store. For every five products deposited, customers will receive £5 worth of Boots Advantage Card points.

You can learn more about the new scheme, along with full terms and conditions, here.


reworked recycling bins at Boots


• Items you can get rewards for:

After sun cream; after sun lotion; after sun moisturiser; after sun pump dispenser; aftershave lotion; anti-perspirant cream; anti-perspirant roll on; anti-perspirant stick; bath & body samples or mini; BB cream; blusher; body butter; body moisturiser; body oil; body scrub; bronzer; brow palette; brow pencil; brush cleansers; brushes; bubble bath; bubble oil; bubble salts; CC cream; chest cream; cleanser; combs; concealer; conditioner; contact lens case; contact lens solution; contouring; corrector; dental care samples or minis; denture care; deodorant cream; deodorant roll on; deodorant stick; exfoliator; eye cream; eye liner; eye palettes; eye shadow; face cream; face palettes; face sun protection lotion; face sun protection pump dispenser; face sun protection stick; face wash; fake tan drops; fake tan lotion; fake tan moisturiser; fake tan pump dispenser; feminine cream; feminine lotion; feminine shave balm; feminine wash; flossing product; foot cream; foot lotion; foundation; haircare minis; hair cream; hair gel; hair jelly; hair mousse pump; hair paste; hair putty; hair serum; hair spray pump; hair treatments; hair wax; haircare samples; hand cream; hand lotion; hand sanitiser; hand wash; highlighter & luminiser; insect repellent lotion; insect repellent pump dispenser; insect repellent stick; lip balms & creams; lip gloss; lip pencils; lipsticks; make-up brush; make-up samples or minis; make-up sponge; mascara; masks; micellar water; moisturiser; mouthwash; nail polish remover; neck cream; powder; primers & base; shampoo; shaving cream pot; shaving cream tube; shaving cream pump dispenser; shaving gel pump dispenser; shower gels; skincare samples or minis; soap; sun cream lotion; sun cream pump dispenser; sun cream stick; sun care samples or minis; supplement bottles; supplement tubes; supplement tubs; talcum powder; teeth whitening product; toiletry samples or minis; toners; toothbrushes; toothpaste; vitamin bottles; vitamin tube; vitamin tubs.

Other hard to recycle items sold in Boots (except for the above) can also be recycled by us but are not eligible for rewards

• Participating stores are:

Barnet High Street; Birmingham Fort Dunlop; Birmingham High Street; Birmingham The Bull Ring Shopping Centre; Borehamwood Retail Park; Bournemouth Castle Point Shopping Park; Bracknell The Lexicon Shopping Centre; Brighton North Street; Bristol Broadmead; Bristol Henleaze; Bromley The Glades Shopping Centre; Cannock Church Street; Cardiff Queen Street; Cheltenham High Street; Chester Broughton Shopping Park; Dagenham Heathway The Mall; Dartford Bluewater; Didcot The Orchard Centre; Eastleigh Chandlers Ford; Gillingham; Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre; Jersey St Helier King Street; Jersey St Helier Queen Street; Leicester Beaumont Leys; Leicester Fosse Park Shopping Centre; Llandudno Retail Park; London 193 Oxford Street; London 361 Oxford Street Sedley Place; London Balham High Road; London Bloomsbury; London Brixton Road; London Chelsea 148 Kings Road; London Gloucester Road; London Kew; London Olympic Park Westfield Stratford City; London Piccadilly Circus; London Wimbledon Centre Court Shopping Centre; Nottingham Giltbrook Retail Park; Oxford Cornmarket Street; Plymouth Drakes Circus; Portsmouth Ocean Park Burfields Road; Romford The Liberty; Rushden Lakes Shopping Park; Salisbury Silver Street; Shepton Mallet Townsend Shopping Park; Staines Two Rivers Retail Park; Torquay Union Street; Tottenham Hale Retail Park; Watford The Harlequin; Witney High Street; Yate North Walk

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