DISPOSAL OF HUMBLE BRUSH
The different parts of the toothbrush can be disassembled for proper disposal. The bristles are not biodegradable but could be recyclable in your city. The issue with recycling bristles is that they are very small and lightweight: curbside recycling will not work. You may be able to work out a solution by contacting your local recycling facility. But otherwise, the bristles will have to be landfilled. Using pliers, it is easy to remove the bristles from the head. Doing so will also remove a small metal staple that is used to clamp the bristles to the handle. The handle can be reused or disposed of in a commercial composting bin.
REUSE OR COMPOST THE HANDLE
The bare toothbrush handle can be disposed of in a commercial composting bin and will safely return to the soil within 6 months. However, the handle is a perfectly good piece of high quality bamboo – feel free to reuse it in your garden or any other creative area.