Oral Care Recycling

Recycle oral care products and packaging with Eco Living and Gifts!

TerraCycle and Colgate have partnered to create a free recycling program for oral care product packaging as well as fundraising opportunity for participants and Eco Living and Gifts have come on board as a public drop off location here in Wagga Wagga.

How it Works:

  • Drop Off your Oral Care waste to Eco Living and Gifts.
  • Eco Living and Gifts will send all of the waste to TerraCycle.
  • TerraCycle will recycle our waste and reward us with points.
  • When the points add up Eco Living and Gifts will pick a not-for-profit organization to donate money to.

Accepted Waste:

  • Toothpaste tubes and caps
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging
  • Toothbrushes
  • Floss containers

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Please Note: This program accepts any brand of oral care waste. Electronic toothbrushes and electronic toothbrush parts are not recyclable through this program.

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover toothpaste or floss).

What Happens to the Waste: Once collected, the tubes and brushes are separated by composition, shredded and melted into hard plastic to can be remolded to make new recycled products.

For each piece of waste we collect, we are contributing to our local community or to a good cause.

Drop off Location: Shop 3/56 Forsyth Street Wagga Wagga NSW 2650