Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program - FAQ

Recycle all oral care products and packaging through this program.

Participating locations
28,136
Available locations
0
Waste recycled
5,115,658
Money raised
$104,001.63

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.

You may collect any brand of waste for this free recycling program. Please refer to the accepted waste poster for the types of waste that are accepted.

No, your shipment can be any size. To earn the TerraCycle point donation, however, your shipment must weigh over 5 lbs. Remember, the shipment size requirement is applicable only if you would like to earn TerraCycle points.

No, you do not need to clean the waste before sending it in to TerraCycle. However, please remove as much of the remaining product as possible before shipping. And please remember, UPS will not accept dripping packages, so make sure your waste is dry prior to shipping.

To earn TerraCycle points, your shipments must weigh at least 5 lbs. If your shipment meets or exceeds the shipment size requirement, each piece of waste your location sends in will earn you about 2 TerraCycle points. Oral care packaging will be counted based on an average unit weight of 0.02 lbs.