L'OCCITANE Recycling Programme

Respect for the environment is at the heart of L’OCCITANE. From the creation of our formulas to the development of our packaging, L’OCCITANE tries to limit its environmental impact wherever possible. That’s why we’ve partnered with TerraCycle® to provide a collection and recycling programme for our customers to be able to recycle their empties at any of the L’OCCITANE boutiques.

How To Recycle With Us

We recycle plastic empties from any beauty brand.
Please rinse beforehand.


1. When placing your order, enter the code RECYCLE in the promotion box at checkout.

2. We will send you your complimentary TerraCycle® envelope (which is 100% recyclable) for you to fill with your empty products.*

3. Then return it for free by Royal Mail via the postbox or your local post office, and we will ensure it is safely recycled for you.
How  it works


1. Find your closest L'OCCITANE boutique.

2. Bring in your empty beauty and skin care products from L'OCCITANE or ANY BEAUTY BRAND to be recycled.

3. Receive 10% OFF a new full price product in store.**

What packaging does TerraCycle® accept?

Beauty packaging such as lip balm tubes, makeup remover bottles and pumps, fragrances bottles and pumps, and deodorant sticks.
Skincare packaging such as face mask packaging, refill pouches, and dispensers and tubes for soap, facial cleansers and body lotions. 
Hair care packaging such as pumps and caps from shampoo and conditioner bottles, hair care dispensers and containers, hair product trigger heads, and refill pouches.

Recyclable Products

What does TerraCycle® do with the waste it collects?

Once our recycling bin is full, TerraCycle® collects it and, of course, leaves a new one in its place! It then sorts through the waste, which will be shredded, cleaned and transformed into a new raw material. Most of our used containers are made into pellets that can be moulded into new products such as waste bins, storage boxes, or even outdoor furniture.
Since January 2019 when the partnership first started: 
- 143,000 units of packaging collected.
- 4.3 tons of waste collected so far (equivalent to 2x giraffes!).


Use our locator to find your nearest L'OCCITANE boutique and its opening times.

*When returning empties: 
- We accept empty products from any brand.
- Limit of 10 empties can be collected per customer.
- We can’t accept glass or aerosols.
- Please rinse the products before dropping them off.
- Get 10% off a new full-size product on the day you drop off your empties.

**10% discount valid on the day only on one full price product in store only. Excludes gift sets & special value items. Not combinable with any offer offers. Recycling excludes glass and aerosol’s. Service valid in participating L’OCCITANE boutiques in the UK & Ireland. Excludes all department stores, airport stores and independent L’OCCITANE stockists.