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This Drive will end September 19, 2021!

The Resilient Activist is delighted to partner with St. Thomas More Parish Kansas City for our recycling initiatives with TerraCycle!

Drop-off Site

Drop off at St. Thomas More the weekend of 9/18-9/19/21 at 11822 Holmes Road, Kansas City MO 64131.  There will be boxes in the opening (narthex) of the church with signs to let people know where to drop them off. They are collecting dental, deodorant, and shaving waste, as well as empty prescription bottles (for local animal shelters)!!

The drop-off bins will be in the front entrance on the west side of the church.  The church will be open on Saturday 9/18 from about 7:30a to about 5:15p (after the 4 pm mass), and on Sunday from 7a to about 12:15p (after the 11 am mass).

Contact recycle@theresilientactivist.org for other drop-off opportunities.


Save up your natural care products and shaving products waste and watch this site for the dates and locations for drop off.

All the details of acceptable items are shown further down on this page.


IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ!

Please make sure all excess product is removed/cleaned and that you ONLY include waste items that are listed below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please ONLY send us the items listed on this page! 

NOTE: Compost Collective KC will ONLY collect empty toothpaste containers, toothbrushes, and empty floss containers through their curbside pickup or for drop-off at the Brookside Farmers Market.


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.