Did you know you can recycle toothpaste tubes?! You can’t throw them in your curbside recycling bin, but TerraCycle has partnered with Colgate to offer a free, oral care packaging recycling program. They not only accept toothpaste tubes and caps, but they also take toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging and floss containers from ANY brand!
Once you sign up for the free program, you’ll be able to download a free shipping label to ship items to Colgate for recycling.
Although I make my own toothpaste, I’ve been working on using up all the store-bought toothpaste I collected over the years from dental visits, vacations, etc. Since this will only amount to a handful of tubes and toothbrushes, I set up a recycling box at my son’s school to collect oral care packaging from other families as well so I can prevent as much packaging from going to landfill as possible. I know DIY toothpaste isn’t for everyone, so I’m delighted these products can be recycled! 🙂
P.S. If you live in the United States, you can earn TerraCycle points by participating in their recycling programs to win your school a recycled playground or to make donations to earth-friendly causes.
P.S. If you live in Montreal, bring me your finished oral care packaging and I’ll be happy to recycle it for you 🙂