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Recycling: Recycle empty metal, glass, or rigid plastic containers. Please note: Cosmetics in plastic tubes are not recyclable.

Garbage: Items made of materials other than metal, glass, or rigid plastic can be placed in your regular garbage.

SAFE Disposal Events & Drop-Off Sites

Take nail polish and nail polish remover to an upcoming SAFE Disposal Event.

Take-Back or Drop-Off

Some cosmetics companies offer take-back for empty packaging, in exchange for free products or samples; check their websites for details: