Your question: What do you do with old electric toothbrushes?

Separate the metal portions of the toothbrush from the plastic portions of the toothbrush. Put the metal portions in the appropriate recycling container and the plastic portions in the appropriate recycling container if your local recycling agency or electronics recycling agency recycles electric toothbrushes.

How do you dispose of old electric toothbrushes?

You can recycle your electric toothbrush heads for free in the comfort of your home by sending them to TerraCycle. Simply download and print off a shipping label, post your flosser nozzles, toothbrush heads and floss containers to them, and they’ll recycle your dental products for you in their recycling plant.

Can you put an electric toothbrush in the bin?

Since plastic waste is such as huge and growing problem, just binning old brushes doesn’t seem right. But can you recycle electric toothbrushes in the UK? Thankfully, the answer is yes! Along with many other electrical goods, you can indeed recycle an old electric toothbrush, as well as any plugs and charging stations.

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What do you do with old electric toothbrush heads?

You can drop the brush heads off special locations, but you can too ship them to TerraCycle.

You can also deposit any of the following items:

  1. Any brand of toothbrushes.
  2. Any brand of toothpaste tubes and caps.
  3. Any brand of electric and battery toothbrush heads.
  4. Any brand of floss containers.

Can you recycle electric toothbrush heads?

Can the replacement toothbrush heads be recycled? Replacement electric brush heads cannot be recycled in your regular city recycling program. However, there is a company called TerraCycle that has an oral health waste box. You can find a drop off location near you, or even purchase a small box to keep at your own home.

Are Oral B electric brush heads recyclable?

What can I send in through the Recycle on Us recycling program? You can send in used oral care products including toothbrushes, brush heads, toothpaste tubes, mouthwash containers, floss containers, floss string, and floss picks.

How do I dispose of a Philips electric toothbrush?

Separate the metal portions of the toothbrush from the plastic portions of the toothbrush. Put the metal portions in the appropriate recycling container and the plastic portions in the appropriate recycling container if your local recycling agency or electronics recycling agency recycles electric toothbrushes.

Can a toothbrush be recycled?

Toothbrush Recycling

That’s right, you CAN recycle your toothbrush! (As well as old tubes of toothpaste.) … The hard part is separating the different materials in the toothbrush – plastic handles, nylon bristles, and metal to hold the bristles in place.

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Can you put old toothbrushes in the recycle bin?

Can you put toothbrushes in the recycle bin? In short, no you can’t. Most local authority-run schemes in the UK can’t recycle toothbrushes or toothpaste tubes because they comprise multiple materials fused together. … These can be remoulded to make new recycled products such as benches.

When should you throw away an electric toothbrush?

Brush heads

You will be aware that every 3 months the brush head on your electric toothbrush should be replaced. Made of various plastics and nylon, the brush heads cannot normally be recycled.

How do you dispose of Oral B electric toothbrush heads?

TerraCycle offer recycling programmes to help recycle hard-to-recycle waste, including toothbrushes and electric toothbrush heads. TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Box can be filled with all kinds of oral care waste. Once the box is full, the box can be sent back to TerraCycle who will safely recycle the contents.

Are electric toothbrushes e waste?

Electric Toothbrushes Are E-Waste

Because of their batteries, electric toothbrushes must be disposed of as e-waste.

How do you dispose of toothbrushes?

You can just throw it into one of our branded recycling boxes across our Gold Coast and Northern NSW practices. The great initiative is the work of US based Terracycle, who have partnered with Colgate to deliver their Oral Care Recycling Program.