Electric toothbrush recycling program

Recycle your used electric toothbrush with New Horizons Dental!

At New Horizons Dental, we have joined up with TerraCycle and Colgate® becoming actively involved in recycling. Plastic pollution is a concern for everyone and we are more determined and more focused on recycling to help save the planet.

TerraCycle and Colgate have introduced the first recycling program for electric toothbrushes in Australia!

ACCEPTED WASTE:

Electric toothbrush handle

Electric toothbrush base

PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH HEAD AS PART OF THE COLGATE ORAL HEALTH CARE RECYCLING PROGRAM ALSO LOCATED AT OUR PRACTICE

What happens to the waste?

Once collected, the electric toothbrushes are dismantled and separated into metals/electrical components, batteries and plastics, the plastics are then shredded and melted into pellets that can be remoulded to make new recycled products while the metals are separated and recovered. 

Drop-off location

New Horizons Dental reception is the nearest drop-off location for Port Douglas, giving the community and patients the opportunity to drop off their waste for recycling more conveniently.

For more information, please visit our dental reception or speak with a member of our team for any enquiries and they will be happy to help.

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