The Philips Dental Care Recycling Programme

Recycle your dental care products through this programme

Participating locations
27
Available locations
173

How to participate

You can recycle your dental care products in 2 different ways:

  1. By dropping them off at a public drop-off location

  2. 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.

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public drop-off location

This map is constantly being updated

Find all participating public drop-off locations in the UK on the interactive map above.

How it works

There are 2 different ways to participate in this programme:

1) Drop off your dental care products at your nearest public drop-off location

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.

2) Set up a public drop-off location

If there are no public drop-off locations within a 5 mile radius, you can set up your own. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a TerraCycle® account
  2. Find a public place to host your collection (with the prior consent of the person in charge of the place)
  3. Fill out this form to request to join the programme as a public drop-off location administrator

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:

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account
  2. Print your label out
  3. Attach your label to your parcel. Please make sure you use a sturdy cardboard box which is no larger than 60x60x50cm in size. 
  4. ​Simply book a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book online via this link. Alternatively, you can also drop off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.

What you can recycle in this programme

Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.

What happens to this waste

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.

Rewards

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.

For example:
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.

Resources

LEARN MORE ABOUT PHILIPS

For more information about Philips, visit the company website.
To learn more about Sustainability at Philips, click here.
To learn more about Philips refurbished products, please click here.

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