Oral Care Recycling Programme

Recycle oral care products and packaging through this programme.

Participating locations
2,333
Available locations
667
Waste recycled
484,135
Money raised
$8,105.20

Recycle in partnership with Colgate®

Colgate®, a global leader in oral care, has partnered with TerraCycle® to help provide a second life for toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, toothpaste caps, floss containers and their plastic outer packaging materials.

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Collection Hub Locations

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Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

Click on the map above to find your nearest Community Collection Hub.

Click here to fill out the Community Collection Hub Form

Once you've signed up to the programme, you have the opportunity to collect on behalf of your community and divert even more waste from landfill. Sign up to become a Community Collection Hub for hard-to-recycle waste while raising money for your favourite school or charity at the same time! To become the ultimate sustainability hero, register your location here. Our team will review and you will receive a confirmation email once you have been added to our network.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. 

Firstly, login to your TerraCycle account and join the programme. 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 programme

Program accepted waste: Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothbrush and toothpaste tube plastic packaging, floss containers and mouthwash bottles.

Please note: Please recycle your cardboard packaging in your kerbside recycling bin. Electronic toothbrushes and electronic toothbrush parts are not recyclable through this program

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 oral waste is cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.

Rewards

TerraCycle Points

For every shipment over 5kg, you will be awarded 2 TerraCycle Points per piece of oral care waste collected. TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organisation or school of your choice. To learn more about our points program, click here.

Resources

Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.

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Learn more about Colgate®

Colgate® is proud of their partnership with TerraCycle and is committed to making a difference. As a company that strives to be the best truly global consumer products company, Colgate® is committed to doing business with integrity and respect for all people and for the world around us. To learn more about Colgate®, click here.