Beauty Collection Program


What is the Beauty Collection Program? 

The Beauty Collection Program (run by Pact) is a non-profit collective actively taking action to reduce plastic waste generated by the beauty industry. They collect hard-to-recycle plastic and divert it from landfills. By doing so, the Beauty Collection Program up-cycles these plastics so that they can become packaging once again!

What items are recycled? 

At the moment, Pact collects hard-to-recycle packaging and finds the best use for the material. With recycling, plastic materials have an opportunity to return back into consumer packaging or durable goods, rather than down-cycling or chemical recycling. The least favorable option for packaging end-of-life is incineration, or “waste-to-energy.” This option is only utilized once there is no other use for the package. 

See the full list of items acceptable for in-store donation here.

How do I donate? 

If you reside in the Edmonton area, you can bring your clean packaging ready for recycle to our store collection bin located at 9912 77 Avenue NW. In order for your item to be accepted, we ask that you make sure that ALL containers and beauty packaging are thoroughly cleaned, unbagged, and free of all liquid or product. If not, we have a sink in store that you can use before donating. 

What can I donate? 

  • Plastic jars/pots, tubes, sticks, and small (travel size) bottles
  • Colored glass bottles and jars
  • Metal packages 
  • Lipstick and lip gloss tubes, applicators
  • Mascara tubes and wands
  • Plastic pencil components (for eye/lip liner, brow pencils)
  • Makeup compacts (empty pans/no product left)
  • Plastic caps
  • Ceramic containers
  • Lotion pumps and treatment pumps
  • All dispensers (includes pipettes, sprays, misters)
  • Small pill bottles (disassembled) 


What should go in curbside recycling? 

  • Plastic containers #1, 2 and 5 (the size of a yogurt cup or larger)
  • Plastic packages larger than 2” on more than one side 
  • Clear or frosted glass jars and bottles
  • Stainless steel or aluminum 
  • Cardboard & paper

What should go in the trash?

  • Broken glass
  • Aerosol cans
  • Sponges
  • Toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes & dental floss
  • Single use wipes
  • Plastic or foil safety seals
  • Plastic bag & wrappers
  • Plastic with foil/metal inlay
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover