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Recycle at Boots

A Boots scheme, powered by No7

Feel good about yourself, do good for the planet and get treats along the way. Everyone’s a winner with our recycling scheme.

What is the Recycle at Boots scheme?

Together with No7, we’re doing our bit to help keep our planet beautiful. That’s why we’ve developed a recycling scheme where you can bring your hard to recycle, empty beauty, health and wellness products, from any brand, that can’t be recycled at home. The scheme is now available in 700 stores across the UK! 


Why have Boots developed a recycling scheme?

Lots of beauty, health, wellness and dental items can’t be recycled traditionally due to their size (travel minis and samples, mascaras etc.), that they are made of composite materials (make-up palettes and compacts, lipsticks etc.) or they are made from non-recyclable materials (toothpaste tubes, lotion pumps etc.).

We want to play our part by looking at our own ‘bootprint’ and make it easier to recycle items that cannot be recycled elsewhere at present.

Working together, we can act every day to scale up our collective impact. We know that what we want to achieve is no simple task but we want to collaborate with our customers and communities, inspiring people to be agents for change, which is why we will reward you for making recycling a part of your regime when you come into a Boots store.

Remember that no contribution is too small, and every step counts.

What's unique about the scheme?

We’re using Scan2Recycle technology, developed by our partners Metrisk and MyGroup, to create a unique solution that helps the environment and rewards customers at the same time. Win, win!

When you visit one of our participating stores and bring five empty products to one of the in-store recycle bins, we’ll give you 250 Boots Advantage Card points when you spend £10 or more – that’s worth £2.50 (see coupon T&Cs here – offer 32). We’ll also track how many empties you bring back so you can see the positive impact you’re making to the planet.

What can I bring back?

We’d love you to bring back beauty, wellness, healthcare or dental products that you can’t recycle through your household waste.

We will accept most hard to recycle products sold in Boots stores in the recycling box, but we encourage customers to consider if an item they would like to bring back can be recycled in their local areas (such as any glass and aluminium packaging) and only use the scheme for those that cannot.

It doesn’t matter what brand they are or where you bought them, we’ll make sure they find a new lease of life. Take a look at our T&Cs for a list of things we can and can’t currently recycle.

The scheme is designed to complement local recycling schemes and fill a gap for items that are not accepted kerbside. That is why we ask you to put items like shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles in your recycling bin at home and we will not be rewarding them as part of our scheme.


What happens to my empty products?

Once you’ve dropped your empties into the bins in store, they’ll be taken to MyGroup where the materials will be washed and sorted, ready for recycling into new usable products as far as possible.

Any remaining multi-material items will be recycled into Stormboard, a composite construction board material, similar to ply-wood, which has a lot of different uses.

Organics will be processed through an industrial organics processor. Nothing goes to landfill and nothing is incinerated.

After you’ve used the scheme, you’ll be able to log into your account to see how much you’ve deposited.

With your help, we’ve already recycled over half a million items since the start of our scheme.

How good does that feel?

How can I take part?

It's really easy to take part, simply register here and follow the steps below to get recycling and collect your rewards (by clicking the link, you are being redirected from boots.com to a third party website, managed by our Scan2Recycle partners, Metrisk). Click here for your nearest participating store.

If you want to know more, check out our frequently asked questions.

Terms & conditions

For full terms and conditions, go to:


For frequently asked questions, go to: