Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program

Recycle all oral care products and packaging through this program.

Participating locations
28,136
Available locations
0
Waste recycled
5,030,341
Money raised
$102,962.27

Recycling in partnership with Colgate®

Keep smiles and futures bright through recycling! TerraCycle® and Colgate® have partnered to create a national recycling program for all brands of used or empty oral care products and packaging. 

Recycle from home by joining the program and downloading a free shipping label, or search the map below for a local recycling solution.

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Local Recycling Solutions

Use the interactive map below to search for public locations where you can drop off your collections.

Interested in becoming a public drop-off point on the map? Click here to learn more.

Please note, this map is constantly being updated with new locations, so check back frequently!

How it works

Participating is simple and free. 

If there are no public drop-off points near you, join this program and download a free shipping label to send your collections to TerraCycle.

  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 all brands of used or empty oral care products and 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 brands of used or empty toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, and floss containers

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

Best practices for recycling

We encourage you to ship when your box is full of all brands of used or empty oral care products and packaging to minimize the transportation carbon footprint for this program. You don’t need to clean the items before sending to TerraCycle, but please remove as much of the remaining product as possible (i.e. leftover 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. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

Shipments in the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program must be at least 5 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 used or empty oral care item sent in will earn approximately 2 TerraCycle points and will be counted based on an average unit weight of 0.02 pounds.

To learn more about our points program, click here.

Resources

Do-it-yourself projects

Check out these inspiring projects that show you how you can reuse this waste stream right at home.

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.

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