Peculiar things you can recycle

TerraCycle Oral Care Brigade Colgate Include USA
Whether you recycle at the curb with the city of Dalton curbside recycling program, or at one of the convenience centers in Whitfield County, you're probably accustomed to recycling paper, cardboard boxes, aluminum beverage cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles. These are some of the most common things accepted for recycling in residential recycling programs across the country. But there are other very peculiar things that can be recycled, too -- just not at the curb or at a local drop-off site. If you want to take the extra step to recycle something out of the ordinary, consider the following items that can be mailed in to manufacturers who are either reusing or fully recycling materials that otherwise would end up in the trash heading to the landfill. Oral care products: The paperboard box that holds your favorite tube of toothpaste can be recycled with mixed paper. But did you know you could recycle your old toothbrush, floss container and empty toothpaste tube, too? Colgate and TerraCycle have teamed up to create the Oral Care Brigade at www.terracycle.com. A brigade is a mail-in program for recyclable materials being processed by TerraCycle, a company specializing in hard-to-recycle items. To participate, collect your oral care products in a small box lined with a plastic bag. When full, tie up the bag, make sure there are no leaks and seal the box. Print your shipping label from the TerraCycle website and send your old toothbrush packing.