Don’t laugh, dentures can be donated!

You don’t have to wait until International Moment of Laughter Day, to recycle old teeth!

Ever wonder what you can do with dentures, or how to recycle gold crowns? Those old teeth don’t need to sink into the landfill!

According to Green Eco Services about 3.6 million sets of dentures are manufactured in the world, and each set contains about $25 worth of precious metals, including gold and silver.

Japan Denture Recycling Association (JDRA) has a denture recycling program and the proceeds are donated to UNICEF and other organizations.

The Gold Box- will buy your old gold crowns and porcelain bridges.

Check out other ideas here: http://www.greenecoservices.com/seven-ways-to-recycle-dentures/

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21 Responses to Don’t laugh, dentures can be donated!

  1. Julie Bestry says:

    I’m trying not to laugh (or to laugh, depending on what we’re really supposed to do), but I’m tickled that the dentures get sent to New Eyes for the Needy, as I keep thinking that maybe they just want the “eye teeth”. OK, I’ll chortle to myself from now on. 🙂

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  3. Unfortunately, New Eyes for the Needy is no longer able to accept
    donations of dentures.

  4. Karen Clark says:

    In that case, do you have a suggestion for donating dentures??

  5. classlass says:

    I’m willing to mail the dentures but you do not post what you do with the items once you receive them. Do these get used like donated eyeglasses or as I found on the net, people want them for “art”.
    As I’m typing I see a post that says you don’t accept denture donations any longer. True?

  6. slywlf says:

    I hadn’t noticed the note above, but before spending the $$ or risking scaring the heck out of some hapless clerk I decided to email them and ask. They sent me the following polite response;
    That web information is incorrect. We do not accept dentures as donations.
    New Eyes

  7. Rose says:

    a place in Japan recycles old dentures for needy children

  8. Rose says:

    also maybe nursing schools or dental schools would use them for practice

  9. Kris Ledbetter says:

    Do you still accept sets of dentures?

  10. jennie walls says:

    would like to donate my moms dentures to some one or and organization.

  11. tom thompson says:

    I’m in need of dentures just got all my teeth pulled and have no way to get dentures need help please help me out I will reply to serious email about this can eat live in las Vegas nv have a bad heart and wish I could have teeth to eat was emergency pulling out infection and damage

  12. Marcie Linksman says:

    Japan Denture Recycling Association (JDRA) has launched a denture recycling program and the proceeds are donated to UNICEF and other organizations. o date, it has raised more than $250,000 for UNICEF and other organizations

  13. hello everybody
    if you would like to recycle your old dentures
    please visit our facebook page
    http://www.facebook.com/denturerecycle
    all donations kindly accepted towards a good cause
    thank you.

  14. D dell says:

    Where in my area Sussex county Delaware can I get used donated dentures? D dell

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