TerraCycle® is a company that offers free recycling programmes that are funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste.
There are over 202 million people are collecting and recycling in 21 countries and have collected billions of pieces of waste, raising over 44 million dollars for charities around the world.TerraCycle® have partnered up with brands such as Colgate® and P&G (makers of Crest and Oral B) to create recycling solution program for all brands of select used or empty oral care products and packaging.
What you can recycle in this programme
Program accepted waste: Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothbrush and toothpaste tube plastic packaging, floss containers and mouthwash bottles.
Please note: Please recycle your cardboard packaging in your kerbside recycling bin. Electronic toothbrush parts are not recyclable through this program.
What happens to the waste
Once collected, the oral waste is cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remoulded to make new recycled products.
What is a public drop-off location?
A public drop-off location is a place with a collection bin where members of the public can drop off hard-to-recycle waste to be recycled by TerraCycle®. A public drop-off location is typically set up and managed by a single person or a small group of people (known as administrator(s)). The administrator(s) will be in charge of managing the public drop-off location, sending the waste to TerraCycle® and deciding how earned points will be distributed.