Laundry Room

Laundry rooms are home to many recyclables.

The Laundry Room Tour - What Is Recyclable?

Let's walk through your laundry room for the most common items we'll find.

  • Boxes
    • Boxes from items like powder laundry detergent and dryer sheets
  • Plastic containers
    • Liquid laundry detergent, fabric softener, bleach, stain remover spray bottles and tubes, powder laundry detergent, laundry packs, pet carpet cleaner spray bottles, cleaning wipes tubes, and air freshener spray bottles

How to Recycle in the Laundry Room

You might already have a trash bin in your laundry room. If you have extra space, add a bin for recycling. Once the bin is full you can empty it into your recycling cart for pick-up. This makes recycling in the laundry room quick and easy!

For specific materials, follow these steps.

  • Glass and Plastics
    • Give them a quick rinse
    • Leave the labels on
    • Throw the pump dispenser in the trash
  • Boxes
    • Flatten boxes of all sizes to leave plenty of space in your cart

What Isn't Recyclable?

  • Pump and spray dispensers
  • The plastic bag or pouch that some laundry packs come in
  • Lint and dryer sheets
  • Plastic laundry baskets or hampers

When In Doubt, Throw It Out

Remember, if you're not sure if an item is recyclable, throw it out. This helps keep our recycling clean and free of materials that cannot be recycled.