Tom's of Maine and hello Natural Care Recycling Program

Recycle all personal care packaging through this program.

Participating locations
30,647
Available locations
353
Waste recycled
1,629,215
Money raised
$40,828.91

Recycling in partnership with Tom's of Maine and hello

TerraCycle®, Tom’s of Maine, and hello have partnered to create a national recycling program for personal care packaging. 

Participants in the program can download a free shipping label and send accepted packaging waste to TerraCycle to be recycled.  Alternatively, you may use the map below to find public drop off locations or a curbside municipal recycling area.

 

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Important!

In light of recent business closures at the guidance of the CDC and local governments, we strongly recommend contacting your local recycling location to confirm they are still open and collecting before leaving your home to drop off.

Please note: The number of total locations in this program is limited, and due to the popularity of this program you may experience a delay in being able to join.  The waitlist will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and open spots made available on a first-come, first-served-basis.  While you’re waiting to join, please consider bringing your collections to a public drop-off location.  (see map below).

 

Find a Location Near You

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 Tom’s of Maine and hello products 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

Mouthwash bottles and caps, toothbrushes, deodorant containers and caps, soap packaging, floss containers, and toothpaste tubes and caps

Best practices for recycling

We encourage you to ship when your box is full of personal care packaging to minimize the transportation carbon footprint for this program. UPS will not accept dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.

What happens to your recyclables

Once collected, the personal care packaging is cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products, such as park benches and picnic tables. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

Shipments in this program must be at least 4 pounds to earn points, and 2 points per package 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.

To learn more about our points program, click here.

Resources

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

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