Recycle oral care products and packaging through this program.
TerraCycle and Colgate® have partnered to create a free recycling program for oral care product packaging as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants.
Participating is completely free and very easy.
Firstly, join the program by signing into your online TerraCycle account. When you are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking “Request a postage label” and follow the prompts. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by dropping it off at your nearby post office.
Program accepted waste: Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging, floss containers
Please note: Electronic toothbrushes and electronic toothbrush parts are not recyclable through this program.
This program accepts any brand of oral care waste.
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover toothpaste or floss). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.
Once collected, the tubes and brushes are separated by composition, shredded and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.
TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a payment of $0.02 per unit received to the non-profit organisation or school of your choice. To learn more about our points program, click here.