Tom's of Maine and hello Natural Care Local Recycling Solutions

Do your part to help the planet! Sign up now to collect personal care packaging for your community.

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Recycling in partnership with Tom's of Maine and hello

You can instantly become a sustainability leader in your community and help protect our planet! Simply sign-up right now to become a public drop-off location for personal care packaging. It’s EASY!

Become a drop-off location now, and your organization, store, workplace or home will be listed publicly on our map as a public drop-off location. 

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How it works

Becoming a public drop-off location is an easy and efficient way to collect personal care packaging in your community and build the national recycling network.

  1. JOIN! Turn your community organization, workplaces, store or residence into a local recycling solution 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. You will be able to ship the waste your location collects to TerraCycle for free and earn TerraCycle points for your shipments. 

  2. SET UP! Once confirmed, set up a recycling station in a highly visible area and start collecting personal care packaging in any box you have. 

  3. COLLECT! Collect personal care packaging from community members dropping off for recycling at your location.

  4. SHIP! When your collection box is full, pack it up, and download a free label from your TerraCycle account to ship 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

Make sure your collection bin is easy to find and in a location that’s easily accessible to the public. 

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.


TerraCycle Points

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, product bundles, 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.

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