Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program
Recycle all oral care products and packaging through this program. Please stop by the office or bring your recyclables to your appointments and we will dispose of them in our recycling container and then ship them off to help make a difference. Please tell all of your friends and family to start saving any and everything that they think can be recycled from the lists below and we will send it in. Thanks for all your help and we look forward to seeing how much we can collect. We will post pictures and keep you updated!!
Recycling in partnership with Colgate®
TerraCycle® and Colgate® have partnered to create a free recycling program for oral care product packaging as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants.
Did you know that a new toothbrush is 95% more effective versus a 3 month old toothbrush?*
*A worn toothbrush is less effective in removing plaque between teeth: A Clinical Investigation into the Effect of Toothbrush Wear on Efficacy, The Journal of Clinical Dentistry.
HOW IT WORKS
Participating is completely free and very easy.
What you can recycle in this program
Program accepted waste: Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, and floss containers.
Please note: Electric toothbrushes, battery toothbrushes, and/or their parts are not recyclable through the program.
Best practices for recycling
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover toothpaste or floss). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.
What happens to the waste
Once collected, the tubes and brushes are separated by composition, shredded and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.
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.