Emilio100 / Shutterstock.com Toothpaste Tubes Put in Garbage See Alternatives Emilio100 / Shutterstock.com Alternative Ways to Recycle Gilles Paire / Shutterstock.com TerraCycle Colgate® Oral Care Brigade Colgate has partnered up with TerraCycle to create the Colgate Oral Care Brigade®, a completely free recycling and fundraising program that accepts used toothbrushes, toothbrush and toothpaste tube packaging and boxes, floss containers, and toothpaste tube caps. Find out more. TerraCycle Tom's of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program This program recycles toothpaste tubes and caps, as well as floss containers, toothbrushes, mouthwash bottles and caps, deodorant containers and caps, and soap packaging. Bring empty, dry materials to a drop-off location or mail in to TerraCycle. Learn more. Ways to Reuse Hide Money in the Tube Use old, cleaned-out toothpaste tubes as a safe place to hold your money while traveling. Create a Scissor Sheath A clean toothpaste tube can act as a protective sheath for your scissors or knives.