What to do with old wooden brushes

Pull out the bristles and compost the rest.

The time has finally come to replace the old cleaning brush. It’s served us well for 8 years and is now starting to split and rot.

Ideally, the next step would be to pull out the plastic bristles and compost the wood. Has anyone tried this? It’s actually really hard to do! The next image is how much I can pull out at a time, and it requires some strain to even get that much. Maybe I should have my morning coffee before attempting this again ūüôā

Pull out the bristles and compost the rest
Pull out the bristles and compost the rest