Reduce the amount of plastic you send to landfill by using a biodegradable alternative to your plastic toothbrushes. NFCo toothbrushes are made from a non-GMO corn-starch that is biodegradable and BPA free, with soft nylon bristles that feel great on teeth and gums. To dispose of your toothbrush simply follow the following steps. Break off the head to be recycled and check with your local recycling program if accepted (Nylon is recyclable). The rest of the toothbrush and packing can be disposed of in your compost as they are both made from biodegradable corn-starch. It will usually take around 1 year to break down into a chalk like stick in a home compost or 90 days in a commercial compost. Toothbrush comes with its own stand for easy drying and storage, it is generally recommended to replace your toothbrush every 6-8 weeks (earlier if worn) or after illness.