Stick Deodorant (Non Roll-On) Alternative ways to recycle Put in Garbage Take Apart for Proper Sorting Before disposing, scrape out leftover deodorant so the container is empty. Also, the pieces of a deodorant stick are often made of different plastics and must be taken apart for disposal. See which number each piece is labeled. Then dispose of each piece according to its type of plastic. Unlabeled plastic goes in the garbage. Learn more about plastics #1, #2, #4, #5, and #7. Paper Deodorant Sticks Are Recyclable Deodorant sticks made from paper should be recycled once empty. Alternative Ways to Recycle TerraCycle and 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 Reduce Choose Refillable Deodorant Cut back on waste by keeping your plastic container and simply swapping out the deodorant. Choose Paper Over Plastic Opt for a deodorant that comes in a paper tube instead of a plastic tube. Paper will eventually biodegrade, but plastic never goes away.