Oral Care Recycling

Oral Care Recycling Program accepted waste:

Any brand of toothpaste tubes and caps (empty)

Any brand of floss containers (empty)

Any brand of toothbrushes (non-electric)

Any brand of outer packaging for toothpaste, floss, and toothbrushes


Drop Off Locations:

         795 Allison Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (drop off open 24/7)

         877 W Fremont Ave D2, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (drop off open 24/7)


Oral Care Recycling Program brought to you by: ZeroW.org, Colgate, TerraCycle

In addition to reducing plastic trash and turning it into something useful, this program also generates monetary donations from TerraCycle/Colgate to Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition to encourage more people to bicycle -- reducing Climate Change, increasing health, and making all our local streets safer for everyone.


ZeroW.org manages the local collection in Sunnyvale and shipping using volunteer power.

Colgate funds the US national program and is a good example of Extended Producer Responsibility. In fact they are going above and beyond by handling oral care waste from any producer.

TerraCycle provides the logistics for material management and financial flows and ensures the material really gets recycled.

Colgate and TerraCycle send funds to Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition as a reward for the oral care waste collected and returned to them.

There are several ways you can help with this program: