Oral Care Free Recycling Programme

Recycle any brand of used oral care products and packaging

Colgate sponsors this national recycling programme making it free for you to participate.

Any brand of used toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, plastic toothbrush packaging, floss packaging, interdental brushes, stand up toothpaste bottles and any kind of non-electric toothbrush and all affiliated non-recyclable packaging. 

NOTE: Electric toothbrushes, battery toothbrushes, and/or their parts are not accepted for recycling through the programme.


The programme does not accept:

  • Packaging still containing product
  • Electric toothbrushes

Outer cardboard packaging can be recycled with your local council, so please don’t include this in your shipment to TerraCycle.


We encourage you to ship when your box of rubbish weighs 5kg or more to minimise the footprint of this programme and ensure you earn TerraCycle points. New Zealand Post will not accept dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.


No, you do not need to clean the packaging before dropping it off for recycling, but please remove as much of the remaining product as possible before shipping. New Zealand Post will not accept dripping items, so please make sure your items are dry.