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Tom's of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program - FAQ

Recycle all natural care products and packaging through this program.

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Waste recycled
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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.

Tom's of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program accepted waste:

  1. Mouthwash bottles and caps
  2. Toothbrushes
  3. Deodorant containers and caps
  4. Soap packaging
  5. Floss containers
  6. Toothpaste tubes and caps

Please note: This program does not accept aerosol deodorant cans.

You may collect any brand of waste for this 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 4 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 4 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. Natural Care packaging is counted based on an average unit weight of 0.043 lbs.