It's super simple -- visit TerraCycle.com and type in the type of waste you're trying to recycle (toothpaste tubes, lotion bottles, or snack bags, for example). TC will list recycling "brigades" you can join for that type of product (if space is available in that particular brigade), and, after joining, they will send you a prepaid UPS shipping label to send in your waste.
We've sent in empty baby food pouches, toothbrushes, floss containers, snack bags, and cereal bags. Love it!
Of course, we should all try to use less packaging, but on those days (weeks?) we are slammed and we can only muster the time to throw an applesauce packet and a box of raisins into our diaper bag/purse, it's nice to know we have a place to put this stuff -- a place besides a landfill.
Have you TerraCycled yet?
Love and FIF,