Support The Resilient Activist while you benefit the planet.

The Resilient Activist is delighted to partner with Compost Collective KC for our recycling initiatives with TerraCycle!

Save up your natural care products and shaving products waste and watch for the dates to drop them off at these sites. All the details are shown further down on this page.

Compost Collective is generously offering two options, collecting until Dec 31, 2020:

  • If you’re a customer of Compost Collective, set out your used personal care + shaving products next to your compost bucket on collection days.
  • Anyone can drop their recycling off at Compost Collective’s booth at the Kansas City Brookside Farmers’ Market during regular market hours.
  • Please make sure all excess product is removed/cleaned and that you ONLY include waste items that are listed below.

The Resilient Activist will ship them to TerraCycle for recycling and will receive a financial contribution from TerraCycle based on the weight of the materials we send to them.

Waste is recycled, reused, or upcycled into various products. TerraCycle will never landfill or incinerate your waste.

Contact Recycle@TheResilientAcitivst.org if you have questions.

Tom’s of Maine

Natural Care Products

Program accepted waste:

Any brand of:

  • mouthwash bottles and caps
  • toothbrushes
  • deodorant containers and caps
  • soap packaging
  • floss containers
  • toothpaste tubes and caps
  • GUM® brand flossers (New!)

This program does NOT accept:

  • electric toothbrushes or toothbrush heads

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 extra floss). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

What happens to the waste?

Once collected, the hygiene products are separated by composition. The separated items are then cleaned, shredded, and made into new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Gillette & Venus

Razor Recycling

Program accepted waste:

Any brand of:

  • blades and razors (systems and disposable units, and replaceable-blade cartridge units)
  • rigid plastic packaging
  • flexible plastic bag packaging.

This program does NOT accept:

  • electric razors

Best practices for recycling

If you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

What happens to the waste?

Once collected, the waste is broken down and separated by material. Plastics are cleaned and pelletized to be recycled into new products, such as picnic tables and park benches. Metal materials are sent for smelting and conversion to new alloys. Click here to learn more about TerraCycle’s recycling process.