Toothbrushes, electric toothbrush, compostable toothbrush, bamboo toothbrush

Oral care products are usually made from a mixture of materials like plastics and bristles, which is why they can't be recycled in your household recycling collection, although they can be recycled through specialist recycling schemes like Terracycle (opens in a new window) please always place your plastic in your general waste bin.

If you have a broken electrical toothbrush, it can be taken to one of north London's reuse and recycling centres (opens in a new window) (RRC) or you can place it one of the small Waste Electrical and Electronic (WEEE) banks (opens in a new window) around north London. For more information visit our page about recycling electrical items (opens in a new window).

Bamboo brushes can be only composted at home although it can take a couple of years to fully break down in your compost bin - just make sure to remove bristles first. Please never put bamboo toothbrushes in your council food waste bin. But if you have a separate garden waste collection, you can put them in your garden waste bin.