Oral Care Recycling Program - Private Collectors

Join this program to collect at home and recycle as a private location or an individual.

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Recycle in partnership with Colgate®

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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Don't forget, shipments must be 5kg or over to be eligible for TerraCycle points through this program.

Sending larger shipments reduces the environmantal impact of your collection and helps us to make the program as efficient and sustainable as possible. Thank you for helping us recycle in a mors sustainable way!

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, manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads, toothbrush and toothpaste tube plastic packaging, floss containers.

Not accepted: Please recycle your cardboard packaging in your kerbside recycling bin. Electronic toothbrush handles and bases are not recyclable through this program and instead should be collected and shipped separately through the Electric Toothbrush Recycling Program, which has specific shipping requirements.

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. 


TerraCycle Points

Shipments must be 5kg or over to be eligible for TerraCycle points through this program.

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.

Promotions and contests

Colgate® Vote For Your School Competition

Recycling Program: Colgate® Vote For Your School Competition
Timeline: 11 October 2021 - 20 December 2021
Prize: TWO recycling stations made out of recycled oral care waste!
How to win: Vote, quiz and colour in for your school to win!


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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.