Colgate® Local Recycling Solutions

Recycle all brands of used or empty oral care products and packaging through this program.

Recycling in partnership with Colgate®

TerraCycle® and Colgate have partnered to create a national recycling network for all brands of used or empty oral care products and packaging. Become a part of this community and support local recycling for all brands of used or empty oral care products and packaging.
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How it works

Becoming a public drop-off location is an easy and efficient way to collect all brands of used or empty oral care products and packaging in your community and build the national recycling network.

Join the program

Community organizations and offices are encouraged to sign up as local recycling solutions by clicking the Join Program button at the top of this page. Once you are accepted into the program, your address will be listed on a public map and individuals will be able to drop off their collections with you. Public drop-off points must be accessible to the community.

Set up and start collecting

After acceptance to the program, the address listed with your account will post to the public map of drop-off locations on the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program page so collectors can easily find you.

You can use any collection or recycling bin for collecting at your location. Once you are ready to ship, download a prepaid UPS shipping label and affix it to any empty box to send to TerraCycle for recycling.

We want to help you turn your public drop-off point into a successful local recycling solution for your community, so we are here to provide resources and guidance. If you need to update your drop-off address, please contact TerraCycle Customer Support.

What you can recycle

All brands of used or empty oral care products and packaging

NOTE: Please do not send in any electric toothbrushes, battery toothbrushes, and/or their parts through this program.

Rewards

Shipments in this program must weigh at least 10 pounds to earn points, and 100 points per pound will be awarded. 

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. For shipments that weigh at least 10 pounds, each used or empty oral care product or piece of packaging you send in will earn you about 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.

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