Oral Care Recycling Program

Recycle oral care products and packaging through this program.

Recycling in partnership with P&G

Canada’s first oral care recycling program! TerraCycle® and P&G (makers of Crest and Oral B) have partnered to create a national solution for select oral care products and packaging.
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How it works

Participating is simple and free.

Once you have joined the program and are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label by clicking the green "Ship us your waste" box above and follow the prompts. Your shipping label will be emailed to your inbox. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box then call UPS at 1-800-742-5877 to schedule a next-day pickup.

What you can recycle

Non-electric toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothpaste outer packaging, floss containers, and all other non-recyclable products and packaging

Recycling guidelines

We encourage you to ship when your box is full of oral care products and packaging to minimize the transportation carbon footprint for this program. You don’t need to clean the packaging before sending it to TerraCycle, but please remove as much of the remaining product as possible (ie: toothpaste)). UPS will not accept dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.

What happens to your recyclables

Once collected, the oral care products and packaging are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products, such as park benches and picnic tables. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

Shipments in the Oral Care Recycling Program can be any weight to earn points, and 100 points per pound will be awarded.

 

Awarded TerraCycle points can be allocated toward a variety of charitable gifts or redeemed as a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Each piece of oral care products/packaging sent in will earn approximately 2 TerraCycle points and will be counted based on an average unit weight of 9.07 grams.

 

To learn more about our points program, click here.

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