Originated From
AOL Search

I want to recycle sonicare toothbrush head, how do I do this?

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it

4 Answers

Order by
Oldest to Newest
Newest to Oldest

I had the same thought, as I know there are powerful magnets in each brush head- that must be expensive and/or difficult to produce.

I looked at Philips website. There is nothing obvious. there is a link for recycling the battery in the handle;


but I have not found where to send the used brushes.


Called phillips consumer dept. they said they do not have recycling program for heads.

They said the plastic can be recycled as plastic item. just cut off the brush and remove the magnets. If the bottom goes bad remove the battery and recycle it. the plastic around the battery can also be recylced.

If you are wondering you can not have the brush head reconditioned. hope this helps, i have 10 heads i am recycling.

you can use the magnets on the fridge to hold notes up or pictures whatever you can.


Thanks for asking, we recycle the sonicare toothbrush heads with magnets.  We reuse/upcycle the magnets.  Mining the minerals to create the magnets is very destructive and it is wasteful to just have them buried in a hole, so we collect and re-use them for various artistic purposes.  We can accept any head with magnets in it and we can only reuse the magnets.  The metal is sent to the local recycler but unfortunately the plastics are not recycleable because they are not stamped/numbered/coded by the manufacturer.

Mail them to this address:


1920 Abrams Pkwy #115

Dallas Texas 75214

Please follow these guidelines:

 * Recycle your toothbrush base/handle at your local toxic waste drop off - it  contains the old batteries. Find your local battery recycler at www.Earth911.com 

* do not send styrofoam peanuts

* Please wait until you have collected 5 or 10 heads, then just throw the unwrapped heads in a Recycled cardboard box or use a USPS Priority box or envelop. USPS priority boxes and Envelops are Cradle to Cradle certified

A group of recyclers in Edmonton said that most dental clinics will probably accept these and dispose of them properly. http://www.generalrecycling.com

Related Questions

Other people asked questions on similar topics, check out the answers they received:

Asked: How Can Toothbrush Hidden A Bathroom spy Camera ...

How Can Toothbrush Hidden A Bathroom spy Camera DVR

Asked: What use with Bathroom Spy Camera Hidden Spy ...

What use with Bathroom Spy Camera Hidden Spy Toothbrush

Asked: What function with Bathroom spy Camera Toothbrush ...

What function with Bathroom spy Camera Toothbrush Hidden Camera DVR 16GB

More Questions

When will the green heads arrive in 2013

Don't bother, they're here.


It is possible, but it may not be common in your area. Styrofoam (aka polystyrene) usually isn't accepted by curbside recycling programs & even if it is, they may not take styrofoam contaminated by food. Best bet is to contact your local waste management utility. You can also search at earth911 ...

How can recycling help the poor or the less privilege in the society?

Recycling is important for us all and you can read this article if you want to know the benefits of recycling or the answer to why do we recycle . Everyone should recycle for the benefit of our environment and for our wallets. Recycling can help the poorer people in society by giving them access to ...

Where to recycle light bulbs in sacramento calif. for free

I recently read that Home Depot takes CFL bulbs for free.