No Caps or Balls
The plastic used to make the balls and the caps is usually different from the actual bottle, so no matter what you do with the bottle, always put the caps and balls in the trash. If you can’t remove the ball, toss the entire container in the trash.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
TerraCycle Tom's of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program
This program recycles deodorant containers and caps, as well as toothpaste tubes and caps, floss containers, toothbrushes, mouthwash bottles and caps, and soap packaging. Bring empty, dry materials to a drop-off location or mail in to TerraCycle. Learn more.
Ways to Reuse
Make Glitter Pens
Fill the empty roll-on deodorant container with glue and glitter to make glitter pens for kids.
Fill the Bottle With Bleach
You can fill the empty roll-on deodorant bottle with bleach and then rub it on stains to control its application.
Create a Sunscreen Applicator
The empty roll-on deodorant container can easily be filled with sunscreen to create a convenient applicator.