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10 Ways to Recycle Old Toothbrushes.

How many toothbrushes do you think you have been through in your life? The number could be over 100 if you get a new brush every 3 months. This means that every year 100’s of millions of toothbrushes are thrown away. Instead of throwing them into landfills, there are some really awesome hacks that allow you to reuse your toothbrush. Here are our top 10 toothbrush hacks.

  • Bicycle Brush

If you are a bicyclist then instead of throwing your toothbrush away keep it close to your bike and use it to clean the chain. It is the perfect size to fit in the links and small crevices.

  • Nail Brush

Getting the dirt out of your nails can be tough, everyone knows it. But with a toothbrush, it can be much easier. Keep an old toothbrush in your bag or bathroom to help clean your nails. It may become your favorite hygiene tool.

  • Bathroom Brush

If your bathroom has tile, then a toothbrush can be the perfect tool to clean the grout. There are also many other hard to reach areas in bathrooms, and you can use an old toothbrush to reach them.

  • Jewelry Brush

If you have a lot of jewelry then a toothbrush can be your best friend. Use it to make jewelry sparkle and shine.

  • Fish Brush?

This may be the weirdest use, but we have heard of people who clean their aquarium ornaments with a toothbrush.

  • Dog Brush

While a toothbrush isn’t good for hair, it is good for dog nails and paws! Especially for smaller dogs.

  • Model Brush

If your hobby is modeling then a toothbrush can be helpful in creating texture, and for spreading liquids.

  • Gun Brush

For those gun lovers out there, a toothbrush can be used for cleaning the components of a firearm. Along with some oil and a rag, you can reach and clean all of the parts.

  • Hair Brush

We said earlier that a toothbrush isn’t ideal for hair, but hairdressers sometimes do use them. They are actually perfect for highlights!


  • Computer Brush

You may be surprised by how dirty your computer keyboard can get. Use an old toothbrush to clean out crumbs or other junk out of your keyboard.


We are sure there are many other ways to use a toothbrush, but these are a few ideas to start. Make sure to replace your toothbrush every 3 months. Otherwise, the bacteria can cause the toothbrush to not clean as thoroughly.