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 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? 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.