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Recycle your oral care products in Leicester for charity

recycle your oral care products in Leicester for charityOral care products such as toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes are made up of a complex mix of materials that make them particularly troublesome when it comes to recycling. However, thanks to a new campaign from leading oral care brand Colgate, residents of Leicester are now able to confidently recycle them.

The newly launched Colgate Oral Care Recycling Programme in conjunction with TerraCycle is encouraging consumers to recycle their waste from their oral care products including the following items:

- Toothbrushes

- Toothpaste tubes

- Toothpaste caps

- Toothbrush outer packaging

- Electric toothbrush heads

- Battery toothbrush heads

- Toothpaste cartons

The items are not restricted to Colgate and can be made by any brand. What’s more, the scheme offers an added incentive as it will raise funds for the school, charity or non-profit organisation of the sender’s choice.

Once collected, the products and packaging are separated by the type of polymer they contain, are cleaned and then extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. However, those participating are asked to remove any leftover product and dry them completely before bringing them in.

Commenting on the news, Philip Durocher, general manager of Colgate UK, said: “With the global plastics issue high on the agenda for all, the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Programme promotes sustainability. We really encourage people to take advantage of the programme and recycle their oral care products and packaging via the programme and tell their friends and family about this new recycling initiative.”

The joint scheme operated by Colgate and TerraCycle is available throughout the UK with various drop-off locations across the country. In Leicester the nearest drop-off zone is Whitehouse Dental Surgery, 386 East Park Road, Leicester, LE5 5HH.

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Here at LSPS, recycling is of great importance to us and we help businesses and individuals all across Leicestershire to reduce the amount of their waste that ends up at landfill sites. Our Waste Transfer Station is open to traders and has an extensive range of state-of-the-art equipment.

To find out how about we can help with your waste disposal needs please contact us on 0800 083 7807 or visit our website for further information.

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