Oral Care Recycling Through TerraCycle

It is estimated that over 1 billion plastic toothbrushes end up in the landfill every year – in North America alone. Helping to keep the earth clean is the responsibility of everyone. To help with this task, our very own Dr. Michael Banh has partnered with TerraCycle Canada, announcing that Uxbridge Family Dentistry is now an official TerraCycle drop off location for oral care waste products.

All members of the community are welcome to drop by the practice during office hours and deposit their used oral care products in the box. Accepted items include plastic toothbrushes, empty toothpaste tubes, mouthwash bottles, floss picks, etc – regardless of the brand. When the box is full, it will be sent to TerraCycle, where all of the recycled plastics are converted into a variety of new products such as picnic tables and benches.

Additionally, Terracyle will donate $1 to the Uxbridge Rotary Club Charitable Foundation for every pound of oral care waste products that is generated through this program.