The Colgate® and hello® Oral Care Recycling Programme

Recycle all oral care products and packaging through this programme

Participating locations
726
Waste recycled
1,588,784
Money raised
£19,757.21

How to participate

You can drop-off your oral care products and packaging at public drop-off locations across the UK – find your local one here

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations

This map is constantly being updated

Find all participating public drop-off locations in the UK on the interactive map above.

How it works

Drop off your oral care products and packaging at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your oral care products and packaging.

To learn more about public drop-off locations, please click here.

Have a question? Visit the TerraCycle Help Centre for more information and answers to our frequently asked questions.

What you can recycle in this programme

Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.

Best practices for collecting

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover product) and place all the accepted packaging in a box. If you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. Tape the box together securely ensuring there are no loose edges or corners. Print your label and attach it securely to the shipment.

What happens to this waste

Once collected, the oral care products and packaging are separated by polymer type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. 

Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of oral care products and packaging sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 6 kilograms.

For example:

3 kilograms = 0 TerraCycle® points
6 kilograms = 600 TerraCycle® points
7.5 kilograms = 750 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators and private collectors as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the weight of the parcel. 1 TerraCycle® point is worth 1 penny.

Once credited, the points can be redeemed into financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.

Resources

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

For more information about Colgate's global business, visit the Company's website here. To learn more about Colgate’s Sustainability Strategy, click here. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please click here.

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