Colgate® Oral Care
Recycling Program

Make the world greener and fight cancer at the same time!

Recycle toothpaste containers, toothbrushes, and floss containers. Collect your empty containers to recycle and put them #InTheBin.

Oral Care PackagingToothpaste 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.

  • To earn points with our partner company, you’ll need to send in 2 lbs or more at a time (not including the weight of the box).
  • Once you’ve collected the 2 lbs of empty oral care packaging contact us, using the form below to request a free shipping label.
  • Be sure to place all your empty containers in one box.
  • Containers should be empty (all excess product removed) and dry. No need to clean the containers but if you do rinse them out be sure they are dry before you drop them in your box for shipment.
  • Any box will do, but remember the box weight does not count toward the recyclable weight.
  • We’ll email you the UPS shipping label and you can can drop your box off at any UPS location.

Can anyone participate in the program?
Just about, at this time the program is available to anyone in the 48 contiguous United States. (It’s a shipping issue, we still love all our ‘overseas’ supporters 😉

Do I need to clean the waste before I send it in?
No, you do not need to clean the waste before sending it in. However, please remove as much of the remaining product as possible before shipping. Keep in mind, UPS will not accept dripping packages, so make sure your waste is dry prior to shipping.

Do I have to ship in a certain type of box?
Any box will do, but the box weight does not count toward the recyclable weight. There must be a minimum of 2 lbs.* of recycling for us to get credit for the shipment. We recommend adding about 1 lbs for most of the boxes big enough for shipping. You can mail more than 2 lbs - just not less. Check out our resources tab for a quick way to make a collection box. (*This minimum applies to the Colgate Oral Care Packaging Program only, if you’re participating in one of our other recycling lines check that page for more information.)

Do I have to collect only Colgate®-branded product?
Nope, for our Colgate® Oral Care program you can collect any brand of oral care product waste.

Can I mix (and mail in) products from another recycling program?
Unfortunately, no. If you’re collecting for another program, like our Performance Nutrition or Colgate® Oral Care, you’ll need to send those in separately and meet each category’s minimum.

We want to make your recycling efforts as easy and succesful as possible so here are a few items you may find helpful.

DIY COLLECTION BIN - Instructions and Printables
Setting up a recycling box at your school or your local hair dressers? This DIY has some great printables you can put on or around the box to garner recycling donations.

RECYCLING PROGRAM FLYER
Perhaps you’re trying to get more people involved in your collection efforts. This flyer is great to pass around, printed or digitally, to invite people to help you get to that 2lb mark even quicker!


Additional Programs

Performance Nutrition

ANY brand of performance nutrition packaging like energy chews or gel packets, drink mix stick packs + any GU packaging.

Arm & Hammer™ and Oxiclean™ Pouch

ARM & HAMMER™ and OXICLEAN™ pouches

Febreze Air Care

All brands of air freshener cartridges and plugs, packaging and flexible film, and trigger heads.

Personal Care and Beauty

ANY brand hair care, skin care and cosmetic containers.

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