Burt's Bees Toothpaste Is Introducing Curbside-Recyclable Tubes

You can now drop your toothpaste carton AND tube in your home recycling bin.

Recycling Mobius


Over ONE BILLION toothpaste tubes are thrown away globally every year – but new innovation in recyclable plastic tube technology allows us to be part of the solution.
Burt's Bees Recycling Charcoal Flouride Toothpaste Introducing HDPE curbside-recyclable tubes. #2 HDPE plastic is one of the most commonly-recyclable plastics, used in everything from milk jugs to laundry detergent bottles. In municipalities where #2 HDPE is recycled, you can give your toothpaste tube new life throughout the entire recycling ecosystem once it hits your curbside recycling container. Just empty and hand-flatten your tube to ensure It flows through the recycling sorting process.
Burt's Bees toothpaste tubes will be curbside-recyclable by early 2021. Our Charcoal + Whitening with Fluoride toothpaste is now available in an HDPE tube. The rest of the lineup will transition to HDPE tubes through early 2021.
Look for the recycling statement on the back of the carton.

If you see this statement, drop your carton and tube in your home recycling bin.
Burt's Bees Recycling Oral Care curbside recycling program information on packaging.

If you see this statement, Recycle On Us: Burt's Bees Purely White, Extra White, Charcoal + Whitening Fluoride Free, and Kids Toothpaste tubes can be recycled using our free mail-back program (only offered in the US).
Burt's Bees Recycling Oral Care recycling program information on packaging.

Check back here for updates as we transition the rest of the lineup.

Recycle On Us

Fill out the form below to get the prepaid mailing label.

Affix the label to an eco-friendly envelope, box or other container.

Mail your product tubes back with UPS.



When mailing back eligible packaging, please bundle and send back at least three at a time. You don't have to use a standard envelope, either! You can make your own out of any recyclable paper you have lying around. Be creative! We just ask that you avoid wasteful, bulky padded envelopes.


Sustainable packaging is important to us. We strive to reduce materials, use recyclable materials, and use as much post-consumer recycled (PCR) content as possible.

But some packaging does not always survive the sorting process at recycling centers- whether due to size, format, or the fact that sometimes mixed materials are needed to effectively deliver the product to our customers. That's why we offer an option to give you the greatest certainty that the packaging that brought you your favorite Burt's Bees products will get recycled.

When you Do As Bees Do, you give your favorite Burt’s product another life. Your old toothpaste tube could be part of a yogurt container, or even a park bench one day!