Colgate®, the global leader in oral care, has partnered with eco-innovator TerraCycle® to help provide a second life for toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, toothpaste caps, floss containers, and their outer packaging materials.
Help divert landfill waste by sending your oral care products to TerraCycle. For each approved item received, your collection location will be awarded two TerraCycle points. These points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, or for a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Please click here to learn more about the TerraCycle Points Program!
Participating in a TerraCycle Brigade is totally free! There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by the program. Once you have joined the Colgate Oral Care Brigade®, simply follow the steps below to receive your TerraCycle points:
- Collect oral care waste products to fill up a box or bag (approved waste is listed below). Remember to reuse a shipping box or bag and use eco-friendly padding. Please note that you will need to send shipments that weigh at least 6 lbs in order to receive the TerraCycle point donation.
- Download a free shipping label from terracycle.com. To acquire a pre-paid label, simply access your TerraCycle account online, and click “SHIP US YOUR WASTE.” You can print them out yourself or request that TerraCycle send the label.
- Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the pre-paid postage label and dropping it off at a UPS location.
For more detailed information please check out the Colgate Oral Care Brigade FAQ.
And to make collecting all your waste that much easier, download our helpful TerraCycle "Collect, Store and Ship Guide" for some tips and tricks that will make the collection process simple and mess-free. Also check out our Colgate Oral Care Brigade Poster to help promote your efforts in this recycling program.
Check out the image below to see some examples of the types of waste that are accepted through this Brigade program. You can also download this as a poster.
Colgate Oral Care Brigade accepted waste:
- Toothpaste tubes and caps
- Toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging
- Floss containers
Colgate Oral Care Brigade Videos
Need help collecting your oral care waste? Want to know what happens once it arrives at the TerraCycle facility? Check out the short videos below!