Oral Care Products
Thanks to TerraCycle. We can now accept even more "hard to recycle items" at the Stowe Transfer Station. Bring any of the following items to the scalehouse:
- toothpaste tubes and caps
- toothpaste cartons
- toothbrush outer packaging
- floss containers
Please note: Electric toothbrushes, battery toothbrushes, and/or their parts are not recyclable through the program.
Best practices for recycling
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover toothpaste or floss). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.
What happens to the waste
Once collected, the tubes and brushes are separated by composition, shredded and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.