Each and every year, the products we use everyday to make our bodies clean, our teeth bright and shiny, and keep us smelling fresh, end up being thrown away after use and ultimately end up in a landfill.
Tom’s of Maine, a leader in natural oral and personal care products, and pioneer in environmental stewardship since 1970, has partnered with eco-innovator TerraCycle® to provide a second life for empty and used toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, floss containers, mouthwash bottles, soap packaging, and antiperspirant and deodorant containers. Together we can convert these would-be waste materials into fun and unique products!
Participating is completely free and very easy. There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by our brand partner. Simply follow the steps below to recycle your waste with us:
- Join the program by clicking on the black button at the top of the sidebar.
- Collect approved natural care waste and fill up a box or bag. Your shipments must weigh over 2 lbs (about 50 pieces) to receive the TerraCycle point donation.
- Download a free shipping label from your TerraCycle account. Click "Get Shipping Label" under the "Send Your Waste" option in the navigation bar at the top of this page.
- Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the free shipping label and dropping it off at a UPS location.
The following types of packaging are accepted through the Tom's of Maine Natural Care Brigade.
Tom's of Maine Natural Care Brigade accepted waste:
- Mouthwash bottles and caps
- Deodorant containers and caps
- Toothpaste tubes and caps
- Soap packaging
- Floss containers
Please note: This Brigade does not accept aerosol deodorant cans.
TerraCycle points are an added incentive to our recycling programs. Please read the information below about earning TerraCycle points for this specific Brigade program.
- Your shipment must weigh over 2lbs (or approximately 50 pieces).
- You will be awarded two TerraCycle points for each unit of waste.
- Shipments may weigh less than 2 lbs, you simply will not earn TerraCycle points.
TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, product bundles, or a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. For more information on our points program, click here.
- Tom's of Maine Natural Care Brigade Accepted Waste Poster
- Tom's of Maine Natural Care Brigade DIY Collection Bin Kit
- Tom's of Maine Natural Care Brigade Poster
- Tom's of Maine Natural Care Brigade FAQ
- Collect, Store, and Ship Guide
Want to know what happens to your natural care waste after you send it to TerraCycle? Check out the short video below.