Electric Toothbrush Recycling Program - FAQ

Recycle your used electric toothbrushes through this program.

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We welcome anyone from almost any organisation to join in our recycling efforts! We encourage school, dental practices, public drop-off locations and community centres to join this program and collect for their community. There are some practical considerations your organisations should keep in mind. For example, our program is not designed to accommodate recycling centres. 

We accept all brands of electric toothbrush handles and electric toothbrush bases. 

The program does not accept: 

  • Electric toothbrush heads are not accepted as part of this program but can be recycled as part of the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Program. 
  • Please do not send loose batteries for recycling as part of this program. 

You can redeem your points at any time for a cash donation to any non-profit or charitable organisation, including schools. Please keep in mind that there is a minimum of 1,000 points or $10 needed for a cash donation.

Cash donations are made throuhg bank transfer directly to the charity, twice a year in June and December. All cash donations requested between 1 May and 31 October will be disbursed in December. All cash donations requested between 1 November and 30 April will be disbursed in June.

No. You may send in any size shipment up to 20 kilos through this recycling program. However, you must send in at least 1 kilogram of oral care waste to earn the TerraCycle points donation. Units per shipment are calculated based upon weight. Eletric toothbrushes will be counted based upon an average weight of 0.06 kgs per piece of waste.

Nope! You will be able to request pre-paid Australia Post shipping labels from our website through your online account. This will bring your Electric toothbrushes collections back to our factory to be recycled into other TerraCycle products! You win, we win, and the environment wins!

When you are ready to send in a shipment, click "REQUEST A POSTAGE LABEL”. Select the "Send Me a Postage Label" option and TerraCycle will email an Australian Post pre-paid return label to you. Print the pre-paid label and affix it to your reused box or bag and bring it to a local Australia Post Office.

Yes. You can select, add or change your preferred charities via your account on the TerraCycle website. Simply log into your account at www.terracycle.com.au and click on the "MY IMPACT" tab. To add a new preferred charity to your account, please select the "Manage Charities" link. Please note that during the cheque out process when redeeming points, you will also be given a chance to choose an existing charitable gift and update or change your preferred charities. You can also call 1-800-983-324 or email customersupport@terracycle.com.au with the charity name, address and contact person.

If for any reason you need to change or update your information, please select the PROFILE tab (located on your account) and then simply click "Edit My Profile". If you still need assistance or have questions please contact Customer Support at 1-800-983-324 or email customersupport@terracycle.com.au

TerraCycle® recycling programs are open to everybody in Australia, no matter where you are.