Roll-On Deodorant Put in Garbage Cart See Alternatives No Caps or Balls The plastic used to make the balls and the caps is usually different from the actually bottle, so no matter what you do with bottle, always put these 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. Did You Know? Inspired by the Ballpoint Pen Roll-on deodorant was inspired by the ballpoint pen. It first came out in the mid-1950s.