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Dental floss

Find out how to recycle, home compost and dispose of dental floss.


The hard plastic casing the floss normally comes in can be recycled at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.

Home compostable

You can place bamboO floss in your home composting bin. Silk floss may be compostable in smaller quantities (or why not see if you can clean & re-use this type?).


Nylon floss is a plastic type that currently cannot be recycled. You can dispose of it: