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Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program - FAQ

Recycle all oral care products and packaging through this program.

Participating locations
25,683
Available locations
817
Waste recycled
3,380,204
Money raised
$69,829.23

Please see the below image for examples of waste that are accepted through this free recycling program. You may download this image as a useful poster by clicking here.

Colgate® Oral Care Recycle Program Accepted Waste

Colgate® Oral Care Recycle Program Accepted Waste

Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program accepted waste:

  1. Toothpaste tubes and caps
  2. Toothbrushes
  3. Toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging
  4. Floss containers

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 2 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 2 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.