Free Curls Recycling Program

Good for your hair — even better for the environment

Free Curls packaging is made from aluminium which protects the product from UV light and can be endlessly recycled. All our packaging can be sterilised, reused, refilled or recycled by us.

As a commitment to future generations, we are continuously improving our packaging and sustainability design strategy — without compromising quality. This is made possible thanks to our local and international packaging suppliers and external institutions.

We're committed to keeping our packaging out of landfills and oceans. That’s why we offer free courier postage within New Zealand to return empty or dented bottles to us so we can sterilise, reuse, or recycle them.


Before sending your empties back to us, please make sure you've rinsed them and replaced the cap. 

To protect our environment even further, we recommend keeping your pump to reuse with your refill bottle. Of course, if your pump is damaged or dented, feel free to include it in your return package!




NOTE: This form is for returning empty bottles only. If you want to return full or partially-used products, please check our Return Policy and send us a message at

We currently accept empties throughout New Zealand, subject to the following conditions.

Before sending back your packaging, please check the conditions below 

• You must have a Free Curls account to make use of the Free Curls Recycling Scheme.

• Returned packages must contain a minimum of three items (bottles or pumps) to be eligible for the free courier label

• Empties must be shipped within 30 days of creating the courier label.

If you live in the Chatham Islands, Waiheke Island, Great Barrier Island or Stewart Island, please email us at

Unfortunately, our recycling programme doesn’t extend outside New Zealand yet - but we’re working on it! In the meantime, we recommend reaching out to your local aluminium recycling facilities. TerraCycle is a great resource for finding recycling initiatives in your area!