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 The staff at Blacktown Bupa Dental is ready to start recycling. The staff at Blacktown Bupa Dental is ready to start recycling. Featured
14 June 2021 Posted by 


Residents encouraged to brush up on recycling
AN innovative new program encourages Blacktown residents to ‘brush up’ on their recycling habits.
Responsible residents are now able to recycle everyday oral health products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and flossing containers at Bupa Dental Blacktown.
The partnership with Teracycle will see the used products dropped off at Bupa Dental Blacktown’s recycling station. They will be given a new life after being melted and remolded into, recycled products.
Amazingly, more than 30 million toothbrushes are used and disposed of by Australians each year, leading to approximately 1000 tonnes of landfill annually.
With a population of almost 400,000, Blacktown residents can help reduce this figure significantly and make a positive change to the environment.
Practice Manager at Bupa Dental Blacktown Tahnee Gillies said it was hoped that dental care recycling would form an ongoing part of the local community’s sustainable mindset.
“Most people don’t know these products are recyclable or that they can’t be disposed of in their yellow bins at home.”
“Through this program, we look forward to welcoming the Blacktown community into our practice to drop off their used dental products and show off their healthy smiles - together we can make a big difference,” Tahnee said.
Blacktown residents can drop off empty toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, toothpaste caps, floss containers and mouthwash bottles at Bupa Dental Blacktown between Monday and Saturday without the need to make an appointment.
Bupa Dental Blacktown is located at Level 1, Westpoint Blacktown, 17 Patrick St, Blacktown.


Michael Walls
0407 783 413

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