Roll-On Deodorant Alternative ways to recycle Put in Garbage 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 Tom's of Maine and hello Natural Care Recycling Program This free TerraCycle mail-in program accepts deodorant containers and caps, as well as mouthwash bottles and caps, toothbrushes, soap packaging, floss containers, and toothpaste tubes and caps. Learn how to participate. Ways to Reuse Make Glitter Pens Fill the empty roll-on deodorant container with glue and glitter to make glitter pens for kids. Create a Sunscreen Applicator The empty roll-on deodorant container can easily be filled with sunscreen to create a convenient applicator. Did You Know? How to Remove the Ball From Roll-On Deodorant Inspired by the Ballpoint Pen Roll-on deodorant was inspired by the ballpoint pen. It first came out in the mid-1950s.