Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program

Recycle all personal care packaging through this program.

Recycling in partnership with Tom's of Maine

Get closer to nature when you recycle! TerraCycle® and Tom’s of Maine have partnered to create a national recycling program for all personal care packaging.

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How it works

Participating is simple and free.

  1. Sign up for the program. If you don’t have a TerraCycle account yet, create one here
  2. Once in the program, start collecting personal care packaging in any box you have.
  3. When your collection box is full, log into your account to download and print a shipping label.
  4. Seal up your collection box, affix the printed shipping label onto it. Send via UPS.

What you can recycle

All personal care mouthwash bottles and caps, toothbrushes, deodorant containers and caps, soap packaging, floss containers, and toothpaste tubes and caps.

Recycling guidelines

We encourage you to ship when your box is full of personal care 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 (i.e. toothpaste). UPS will not accept dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.

What happens to your recyclables

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


Shipments in the Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program must be at least 2 pounds to earn TerraCycle points. For all qualifying shipments, 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 personal care packaging sent in will earn approximately 4.3 TerraCycle points and will be counted based on an average unit weight of 19.5 grams.

To learn more about our points program, click here.



Tom’s of Maine has been committed to providing safe, effective personal care products made from naturally derived ingredients since 1970. Today, they extend their dedication to people and the planet by offering a free recycling program for their products and packaging.

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