Dispose of Cosmetics Right

Do not place empty cosmetics or makeup containers in curbside recycling.

As of December 30, 2021, the Solid Waste District is no longer a drop off location for cosmetics, beauty and personal care products. Individuals can use a Terracycle collection brigade for certain cosmetics.

Ship clean, empty mascara wands to Wands for Wildlife.


If you choose not to recycle cosmetics items through a special collection or brigade, place them in the regular trash for disposal.



Consider donating still usable cosmetics to a family member or friend that may be able to use the unwanted products. 

Some new, unopened cosmetics may be donated to local nonprofit organizations that will use the items to support their work in the community. See the list below.



Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.