We’ve made getting started with the Colgate Electric Toothbrush Free Recycling Program easy! Simply download a free shipping label to ship your electric toothbrushes to TerraCycle, and we’ll recycle them.
Create a TerraCycle account and join this program. Then reuse any box you have to start collecting your electric toothbrushes.
Print Free Label
When your box is full, sign-in to your TerraCycle account to download and print a prepaid shipping label. You will also be required to print a battery hazard label, available in the resources section of this page.
Seal your box, affix the prepaid shipping label and battery hazard label, and send it to us to be recycled.
Participating in this program is easy and FREE! See answers to frequently-asked questions here.
Please do not send loose batteries for recycling as part of this program
No, you do not need to clean the items before shipping them to TerraCycle for recycling, but Australia Post will not accept dripping items, so please make sure your items are dry.
We encourage you to ship multiple items at once to minimise the footprint of this program. Australia Post will not accept packaging weighing over 20kg or any dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.
NOTE: Please make sure you read the important shipping requirements below.
Colgate® sponsors this national recycling program making it free for you to participate.
This program has strict shipping guidelines due to the transportation of batteries. Please read through this check list before shipping your waste:
Extra label required - packages must be labelled with a TerraCycle shipping label AND a battery hazard label which can be found below: Hazard label Shipping label
Ensure batteries are discharged - ensure your toothbrushes have no charge left in them
Do not disassemble - Keep batteries inside toothbrushes
Pack your waste in a cardboard box - do not use a bag or satchel
Earn TerraCycle points by recycling with us! You can redeem your points in the form of a donation to a school, charity, or nonprofit of your choice. Thanks to the recycling efforts of TerraCyclers like you, we've raised millions globally for schools, charities, and other nonprofits through our recycling programs. Learn more about TerraCycle Recycling Rewards.
Sign up for the Electric Toothbrush Free Recycling Program and begin recycling.
2. Earn Rewards
Send in your recycling to earn reward points. Shipments earn 100 points ($1) per kilogram. To earn reward points, your shipment must weigh at least 1kg.
3. Redeem Rewards
TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a donation of $1.00 per 100 points to the charitable organisation or school of your choice.
Discover Our Recycling Process
Once collected, the electric toothbrushes are cleaned and separated by material type. The fibres and plastics are recycled into raw formats that manufacturers use to make new products.