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Oral Care Recycling Program

Recycle oral care products and packaging through this program.

Participating locations
1,142
Available locations
858
Waste recycled
100,297
Money raised
$1,759.73

Recycle in partnership with ColgateĀ®

TerraCycle and Colgate® have partnered to create a free recycling program for oral care product packaging as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants.

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

Click on the map above to find your nearest public drop-off location. There is a growing network of public drop-off locations in Australia giving everyone the opportunity to drop off their waste for recycling.

If your location would like to be considered to become one of our public drop-off points, you must fill in the Drop-off Application Form to begin the application process. One of the team will contact you should your application be successful.

How it works

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. 

What you can recycle in this program

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. 

Best practices for recycling

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.

What happens to the waste

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. 

Rewards

TerraCycle Points

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.

Resources

Spotlight location profiles

Check out some of TerraCycle's most successful collection locations to see their secrets to success

Do it yourself projects

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Learn more about Colgate®

TerraCycle is excited to partner with Colgate® to bring a national recycling solution for oral care products to Australia. To learn more about Colgate®, click here.