TerraCycle is a program that recycles waste that can't be recycled via your yellow-top bins at home. Vessel Nundah is a public drop-off point for one of TerraCycle's programs:
Oral care waste
Program accepted waste: Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging, floss containers, electronic toothbrushes and electronic toothbrush parts.
This program accepts any brand of oral care waste.
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).
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.
Simply bring your oral care waste in to Vessel Nundah, and we will collect it and send it off to TerraCycle.
Find out more, and about how to recycle other items, at www.terracycle.com.au
Accepted items for the oral care recycling program.
WE NO LONGER COLLECT BEAUTY/COSMETIC WASTE AS THE FREE PROGRAM ENDED.