Disposal of the Toothbrush

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The different parts of the toothbrush can be disassembled for proper disposal. The bristles are not biodegradable but could be recyclable in your city. Contact your city about the best way to recycle bristles. Using pliers, it is easy to remove the bristles from the head. Doing so will also remove a small metal staple that is used to clamp the bristles to the handle. The handle can be reused or disposed of in a commercial composting bin.

Reuse or Recompost Handle

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The bare toothbrush handle can be disposed of in a commercial composting bin and will safely return to the soil within 6 months. However, the handle is a perfectly good piece of high quality bamboo – feel free to reuse it! Learn more about this in Creative Recycling.


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The wrapper on your toothbrush is compostable in city and commercial facilities only. Do not place it in your home compost pile (Learn additional details by clicking the FAQ link on the bottom left of this page). The outer box is also biodegradable and made from 100% recycled paper. You may find some creative reuses for the box. Dispose of the box in a recycling or green waste bin.

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