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Welcome to the Recycle at Boots App!


The Recycle at Boots Scheme is operated by Boots UK Limited (“Boots”) and Boots Retail (Ireland) Limited (“Boots ROI “) using Scan2Recycle technology.

It is aimed exclusively at recycling hard-to-recycle beauty, health, and wellness product packaging for example, products that are too small (such as travel minis), made of composite materials (eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, floss dispensers), or unrecyclable materials (toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes) and blister packs which cannot typically be recycled through household kerbside collections.

We do not accept widely recyclable card and paper packaging, glass jars, aluminium packaging, shampoo and conditioner bottles, shower gel plastic bottles etc. because they can be recycled via household waste recycling channels, please check your local council for details on how to recycle these items.

The Scheme rewards Boots Advantage Card members with Advantage Card points when they spend £10 or more for recycling a minimum number of qualifying Items.

How does the Scheme work?

To participate in the scheme, you will need to sign up for a Boots Scan2Recycle account

Once the account is created, follow these steps:

Upload images of eligible Recyclables into your account - for a full list of eligible recyclables see the accounts page – ‘Recyclable Types’.

Go to 'Recyclables'

Select 'Add Recyclables' and take a picture of the product (pictures must be of the whole product with the brand and product name shown - do not upload pictures of the barcode)

Use the drop-down select to label your items with the brand, product, and packaging type

Images are reviewed and verified within 24 hours Monday - Friday, excluding UK public holidays.

Once these are verified you will see them in your approved section in 'Recyclables', they are ready to deposit.

To deposit the items:

Step 1 - Visit a participating store

Step 2 - Scan the QR code on the applicable scheme recycling points in a participating store

Step 3 - Select at least 5 items to deposit in one go

Step 4 - Confirm the deposit by selecting deposit on the screen

Step 5 - Deposit items

The deposit will be verified, and if successful you will receive the reward voucher in your account.

If you don't see the reward voucher immediately, try refreshing the page and check the 'deposits' section in your account.

If the deposit wasn't approved, check your email including junk/spam folders for an email from us, stating why.

What happens to the products that are recycled?

All packaging that is deposited goes to our recycling partner, MYgroup, who are based in the UK to be recycled, reused, or reformed into new products.

Materials received are made into other products, such as street furniture or shop fittings. They also go into material called 'MYboard'. Originally designed as a replacement for wooden plyboards to help reduce the demand and overuse of forestry products, this versatile material is now used in a huge array of products by many joiners, shop fitters, building merchants, and general home use.

MYgroup offers full traceability - a key element in protecting our seas and environment from plastic waste. We guarantee that nothing will end up in landfill or incineration.

The Story so far

Since the launch of Recycle at Boots back in 2020, the scheme has recovered over 145 tonnes of hard-to-recycle plastic, that’s more plastic than a house, or 30 Elephants, and issued over 520 thousand rewards to its users.

We have saved 2.9 million products from landfill and incineration. Our technology provides full traceability and reporting of items received, meaning every item is accounted for from the moment of deposit to re-manufacture.

Get recycling today and get rewarded for your efforts!

2017 Metrisk Ltd

What’s New

Version 2.3.0

- Bug Fixes
- Accessibility Improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Ryan’s Daughter ,

Boots App

I have been using this app for ages and I am amazed how many of your own staff know nothing about it. The actual apps for scanning are placed in the hardest place on the boxes and hard to scan. Boxes are placed usually in the back of stores in a corner. With the new app I cannot understand, why you only get 30 minutes from opening your voucher to actually using it, at first I opened one of mine at home to check I had it on my phone ready to use in Boots only to find it would be timed out when I actually got to Boots. Also why do items you scan at the weekend take so long to update? The actual concept of the app is a good idea and it is great that so many items are saved from landfill, but the actual process is a a faff, from dropping them off in a store then having to return in only 2 days ( and 30 minutes ) to be able to use the voucher. Also I tried to use my voucher in Liverpool Airport but they cannot be used there, wondered why this is as it is still a Boots store?

Developer Response ,

Hi, Please can you email us with the store you are referring to and we will give them a call, as we are not Boots and the providers of the Scan 2 Recycle technology, we can't directly comment on the store's knowledge or bin location, but we have passed to Boots and they will be looking at in-store staff comms.
The voucher reveal is to be used when you are at the checkout and allows for 30 minutes for it to be redeemed, we advise not to reveal it until you are ready to pay and scan the voucher.
Items are verified Monday-Friday during business hours and Days, if you are planning to deposit over a weekend, it would be best to upload on a Thursday.
Vouchers are only valid in participating stores, please see the FAQ’s for more information, The Terms are also detailed on the voucher when issued.
We recommend users of the scheme recycle for a reward when they make a regular trip to Boots (to reduce the environmental impact of making a special trip to the store for recycling only) and the voucher to be used on that day, however, it is valid for 3 days including the day of issue for those who may want to shop another day. Best regards
The Recycle at Boots Support team
Phone: +44 (0) 20 4506 8677
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm excluding public and bank holidays (Standard UK geographic number, normal phone provider call rates apply, if calling from the ROI calls will be charged at standard international rates)

RebeccaHopkinson ,

Good but room for improvement

So far I’ve been able to use the recycling app without much issue and have deposited the items successfully. However I think the item rejection/approval could be improved.

I can understand if an item is rejected because it doesn’t meet T’s & C’s, but when an item is rejected with ‘incorrect product tagging’ - why can’t the app suggest what the correction could be? There’s no way to ‘edit’ an entry, you have to delete the item, re-photograph it, and then keep guessing what the correct product labelling is according to the app.
It’s very time consuming. Sometimes items like hair products and skincare products can claim to be several things at once which can be hard to classify with such narrow options.

Developer Response ,

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your feedback, it's really helpful and we are looking into re-tagging items when they are incorrectly tagged in the future to help users.
We are also expanding the rejection reasons for extra clarity - generally ‘doesn't meet T&C's’ includes items specifically excluded - such as shower gels, shampoos, and conditioners.
If you go to your account, select 'Recycling Types' and you can find a full list of products and forms that can be added. Also, feel free to call us and we are happy to advise over the phone what to tag items as. Note that items not listed, mean they are not accepted in the scheme. Best regards and happy recycling!
The Recycle at Boots Support team
Phone: +44 (0) 20 4506 8677
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm excluding public and bank holidays (Standard UK geographic number, normal phone provider call rates apply, if calling from the ROI calls will be charged at standard international rates)

SingleForever1976 ,

Why Make Us Spend So Much

You want us to recycle and make it sound great by saying well give you advantage points (can’t see anywhere how many), but oh only if you spend £10 😂
I take about 20 prescribed tablets a day so get through a lot of blister packs and am happy to finally recycle them, but when you say you’ll reward me for it, it would be great if you actually did it without a catch!
Even just 5points or 1point if want to be that stingy, but its still something per blister pack would be a better incentive to actually be bothered to take all the pictures wait for them to be approved and find a boots that actually accepts them, than making us spend £10 as well each time!
I have plenty to be recycling, but don’t think I’ll be bothering as I’ll definitely not be spending £10 on every visit, I sadly cannot afford it. I have to take lots of medication because of poor health so cannot work so do not have an income.
In conclusion great idea, but you’ve made too complicated and only doing for your own profit shame.

Developer Response ,

Hi At the moment you can receive 500 points for recycling 5 eligible health beauty and wellness products and 150 points for 15 Blister packs (the reward values are clearly stated in the terms and conditions of both schemes). You do need to spend £10 or more in one transaction, however, once the points are added they are yours to use. Once items are approved, they can be deposited anytime and we recommend using the scheme when you are doing your regular shop in Boots. Many thanks The Recycle at Boots support team

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