Recycle your dental care products through this programme
You can recycle your dental care products in 2 different ways:
By dropping them off at a public drop-off location
By setting up your own public drop-off location
For all information on how to join this programme, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page.
There are 2 different ways to participate in this programme:
Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your dental care products, including any brand of electric toothbrush head, electric flosser nozzle, interdental brush and dental floss container.
If there are no public drop-off locations within a 5 mile radius, you can set up your own. Simply follow the steps below:
To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.
Once you are a member of the programme (by setting up a public drop-off location) and when you are ready to send a parcel, please follow these steps:
Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.
All waste collected as part of The Philips Dental Care Recycling Programme is shipped to the TerraCycle® warehouse, where it is separated by polymer type and cleaned (if necessary). The material is then extruded into plastic pellets, creating new recycled products from your dental care products.
Click here to learn more about the recycling process.
This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of dental care products sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 2 kilograms.
1 kilogram of dental care products = 0 TerraCycle® points
2 kilograms of dental care products = 200 TerraCycle® points
4 kilograms of dental care products = 400 TerraCycle® points
Please note that TerraCycle® points are credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators only as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the weight of the parcel. 1 TerraCycle® point is worth 1 penny.
Once credited, the points can be redeemed into financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.