How do I dispose of an electric toothbrush? You can always make contact with the brush manufacturer to see if they have any return programs as in many states it is their responsibility to collect and recycle electronic products. Failing that, take it to a local electronic waste collection site.
Are rechargeable toothbrushes recyclable? Electric toothbrushes are made up primarily of a rechargeable battery – usually Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd), a wire and metal-based motor and plastics. Each of those materials – battery, metal and plastic – are recyclable by themselves.
Are electric brush heads recyclable? It is possible to recycle electric toothbrush heads via specialist programs and take back schemes. But at the moment they can’t be recycled with your normal household waste. As with manual toothbrushes, this is because they are made of a mixture of materials, which are difficult to separate.
What do you do with old electric toothbrush heads?
- Use it to clean hard to reach areas in your home.
- Use it to clean kitchen utensils or jewelry.
- Use it as part of your manicure routine.
- Use it to remove stains from your clothing.
- Turn it into a mini power sander.