Recycling in the Bathroom

Recycling in the Bathroom – Plastics

June 10, 2021

The bathroom is often an overlooked location in your home for recycling. However, the bathroom provides many opportunities to recycle, especially when it comes to plastics.

Recycle plastics in the bathroomPlastic containers, bottles, jars, and tubes are found in the bathroom. Plastic is a common way companies package products safely and maintains shelf-life. And when these items are empty, many can be recycled.

Recycling in Peoria allows you to put most of your used and empty plastics into your recycling cart (the brown cart with an orange lid). And it’s simple and easy. Below are some tips to help you succeed at recycling your bathroom plastics.

Once empty, rinse out your plastic containers to get any leftover liquid or residue out

  • Let the plastic container dry before placing it into your bathroom recycling bin
  • If the container has a cap, put the cap on before recycling
  • And remember, you can leave the labels on

What is Recyclable?

Here are some recyclable plastic items found in the bathroom.

  • Shampoo, conditioner, and body wash
  • Hand soap and hand sanitizer bottles
  • Bottles of aloe, sunscreen, and spray bug repellant
  • Contact solution and mouth wash bottles
  • Vitamins and prescription medications containers
  • Spray bottles of cleaners

These Go In the Trash

  • Plastic bags are not recyclable in your cartPlastic bags. Plastic bags cannot be recycled in your curbside recycling cart. You can still collect them and return them to an in-store recycling location. Most grocery stores have plastic bag recycling options near their entryway.
  • Pump dispensers from soaps body washes, and other products
  • Toothpaste tubes, dental floss containers, and toothbrushes
  • Remember, if you’re not sure if an item is recyclable when in doubt, throw it out.

 Need a Recycling Cart?

No problem. You can fill out the online form at Sign-Up for Recycling or by calling PDC at (309) 674-5176, option 1.

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