Electric toothbrush disposal
November 18, 2010 7:30 AM Subscribe
Best way to dispose of an electric toothbrush?
posted by ObscureReferenceMan to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a >7 year old Oral B electric toothbrush that just gave up the ghost. What is the best way to dispose of it? It seems to be sealed, but with a little effort, I'm sure I can take out battery, and bring it to a recycling center. But what about the rest of it? Seems like a waste to toss it.
I'm a little skeptical of some "electronic recycling" centers (and how to separate the good from the bad?). I found TDR Recycling
in California. The link that pointed me to them said they would accept electronic toothbrushes mailed to them, but their web site was not as explicit. I will be contacting them. (BTW, I'm on Long Island, NY, so local would be nice.)
I went to the Oral B web site, and they don't seem to have anything about "return for recycling".
(A replacement has been purchased and is on the way. So please, no "fix it yourself" answers. Thanks!)