Take the container apart. See if any of the components display a recycling symbol.

#7 plastic is not recyclable and should be put in the trash.

#5 plastic is recyclable in some locations. Please check with your local waste management department.

Nonrecyclable plastic and metal parts should be placed in the trash.

Resources

If your recycling pickup and local recycling centers do not accept any or all of the components of your floss container or other dental products, check out these resources.

Oral-B Recycling

Send toothbrushes, brush heads, toothpaste tubes, mouthwash containers, floss containers and floss picks to the Recycle on Us program.

Colgate® Oral Care Free Recycling Program

Recycle all brands of oral care products and packaging through Terracycle.

Sustainability

Can you recycle it? All about floss

Try instead

Purchase floss in 100% recyclable packaging, floss picks or reusable floss dispensers.

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