Oral Care Recycling Program - Community Collection Hubs

Join this program to be listed as a Community Collection Hub and open to the public in your area.

Champion sustainability in your community by becoming a Community Collection Hub.

TerraCycle and Colgate® have partnered to create a free recycling program for oral care product packaging as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants. Sign up as a Community Collection Hub to be featured on the TerraCycle map so individuals in your community can find your location to drop off their waste. Read more about becoming a Hub below. 
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How it works

The Community Collection Hub network is a network of locations around Australia where members of the community can take their 'non-recyclable' waste to be recycled with TerraCycle.

Becoming a Hub is the most sustainable way to collect TerraCycle waste. Bigger shipments mean less environmental impact, while earning more donations for the charity or school of your choice. Here's how it works:

  1. Request to join the program by clicking "Join the program" above.
  2. Set up your recycling station using the resources provided.
  3. The address listed in your TerraCycle account will be posted on the publicly available Community Collection Hubs map. Individuals in your area will use your location to drop off their oral care waste. 
  4. Download a free shipping label from your TerraCycle profile, affix it to your box of waste and take it to your closest Australia Post to ship.

Want to know more?

To find out more about being a Community Collection Hub and its benefits, see here.

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. 

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the tubes and brushes are separated by composition, shredded and melted into plastic pelets that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process. 

Rewards

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.

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