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Recycle your Dental Products with Terracycle at Shepherds Hill Dental Centre 

Shepherds Hill Dental Centre was one of the first Adelaide dental practices to partner with Terracycle and Colgate.

Recycling is a core part of our practice ethos of creating a positive impact in Blackwood and the surrounding Mitcham Hills area and caring for our earth and environment by recycling and striving towards a zero-waste future.

We welcome anyone from the Belair and Blackwood area to drop off their dental products free of charge at the front or rear of our practice during business hours.

So far we have collected over 2500 items (more than 78kg!), and our partnership with Terracycle lets us support Blackwood Primary with the proceeds of the recycling program.

Many dental products are unsuitable for yellow kerbside recycling bins, due to their material complexity and size. The Terracycle initiative allows for specialist recycling of toothbrushes and toothpaste containers to avoid landfill waste and the risk of microplastics entering our waterways.

As a practice, we’re looking to find more sustainable products to recommend to patients, with the view that we mustn’t compromise clinical efficacy or health outcomes against the impact each product has on the environment and resources taken to make it. Sustainability is an ongoing evolving part of dental care and we will continue to research and recommend more sustainable products as they become available. In the meantime, we offer the recycling program as an important part of closing the waste loop.

These are the items that can be recycled at our practice.

Oral Care Recycling Program

We accept all brands of the following:

  • Toothpaste tubes and caps: please cut and wash the remaining toothpaste to make handling cleaner
  • Manual toothbrushes (all brands)
  • Electric toothbrush heads
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste tube plastic packaging
  • Floss containers

Please handle separately

  • Cardboard packaging: please recycle in your kerbside recycling bin

Electric Toothbrush Recycling Program

What’s accepted

  • All brands of electric toothbrush handles
  • Electric toothbrush bases
  • Sonic battery powered toothbrush handles

Please handle separately

  • Loose batteries (please recycle at Aldi)

Our practice is conveniently located at 350 Shepherds Hill Rd, Blackwood, near the Blackwood roundabout and in easy access to Craigburn Farm, Belair, Hawthrondene, Eden Hills, Bellevue Heights and Coromandel Valley. We have convenient parking at the front and rear of the practice to drop off these items.

We also sell a range of sustainable dental products including bamboo toothbrushes, interdental brushes and silk dental floss from Piksters.

We look forward to being your recycling partner for dental products.


Call our friendly reception team on (08) 8278 6858 or book your appointment online.


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