Bring in your used dental care products, get new Colgate toothbrush or toothpaste.
- Toothpaste tubes and caps
- Manual toothbrushes
- Electric toothbrush heads
- Toothbrush and toothpaste tube plastic packaging
- Floss containers
Received an email "Save the Planet (with your toothbrush)" from Bupa Dental Blacktown today. Thought sharing this info with OzB.
EVERY year, thousands of pieces of used dental care products - from toothbrushes to toothpaste tubes and flossing containers - end up in landfills across Australia. But by making more conscious choices when it comes to waste, we can all help protect our planet and preserve our natural environment.
As part of our commitment to minimise waste, Bupa Dental has teamed up with Colgate and TerraCycle to make it easier for you to recycle your used plastic oral care items, so that they can be re-purposed as new products.
How it works:
Bring in your used dental care products
Drop your old toothbrush, toothpaste tubes, and other everyday dental care waste in the zero waste bins located at Bupa Dental Blacktown and Bupa Dental Castle Towers.
You can recycle the following dental care products:
Toothpaste tubes and caps - Manual toothbrushes - Electric toothbrush heads - Toothbrush and toothpaste tube plastic packaging - Floss containers
We'll send these to TerraCycle to be recycled.
Once collected, your recycled items will be shredded and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new products.
Pick up your free Colgate product.
In exchange for recycling your used dental care products, you'll receive a free sustainable Colgate toothbrush or toothpaste tube.
Note: This recycling program is run by TerraCycle and in partnership with Colgate. The recycling is accepted in many other location (and you can even organise a community/fundraising round-up) but only Bupa Dental Blacktown & Castle Towers are currently known to give you a product in return.
There is a separate recycling program for electric toothbrush handles and charge bases.