Accepted items Not accepted items
  • Toothpaste tubes and caps
  • Plastic toothbrushes
  • Electric toothbrush heads which don't contain an RFID microchip
  • Interdental brushes and floss containers
  • Dental aligners 
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Smart brush heads with RFID microchip
  • Plant-based or biodegradable plastics (e.g. PLA), wooden and bamboo toothbrushes
  • Hazardous waste (sharp, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, toxic, infectious or pathogenic) which presents a danger to the environment, or to people
  • Batteries, pressurised canisters, broken glass and medical waste

   Some of the accepted waste may be recycled kerbside. For these types of waste, we encourage you to opt for local council collection as you'll have more room for products and/or packaging that can't be.


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Collect with small Zero Waste Bags

Recycle all Oral Care Waste and Packaging by using our small Zero Waste Bag. Make sure to check off the “Oral Care Waste and Packaging” checkbox on the front of the Zero Waste Bag. When the Zero Waste Bag is full, seal it, request a QR code and drop it at your nearest available Inpost locker.

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How we recycle

Learn more about how we recycle oral care packaging 

Each Zero Waste Bag is opened upon receipt and visually inspected for any non-compliant materials, then consolidated for processing in bulk.

The materials are size-reduced through shredding. 

Metals are removed through magnetized and electrostatic sortation. Sorted metals are then smelted and formed for use in secondary metals manufacturing. Plastics are cleaned in temperature-regulated water baths with agitation and surfactants to remove residual product or other contaminants. 

The clean plastics are then sorted by density profile and composition through multi-stage air, optical, and water-based mechanical sortation systems. Clean, sorted plastics are mixed with other plastics to make recycled plastic blends that are then used by various manufacturers to make new products.

Click here to find out more about our recycling process.