Even the smallest bathrooms have lots of recyclables in them.
The Bathroom Tour - What Is Recyclable?
Let's walk through your bathroom for the most common items we'll find.
In the closet and cupboards
Cardboard packaging from items like bandages, soap bars, and toothpaste
Packaging of sunscreen, deodorant, and medications
On the countertop
Plastic bottles for your hand soap, sanitizer, contact solution, vitamins, mouth wash, etc.
Moisturizer, hair spray (plastic pump-top bottles), and makeup bottles
In the shower
Plastic containers of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash
Metal containers of shave gel
Under the sink
Spray bottles of cleaner and bleach
Plastic bottles of toilet cleaner
Empty toilet paper roll tubes
How to Recycle in the Bathroom
You probably already have a trash bin in your bathroom. If you have the space, put a second container just for recyclables. When it's full, empty into a larger bin in the kitchen or straight into your recycling cart for pick up.
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
Flatten boxes of all sizes to leave plenty of space in your cart
What Isn't Recyclable?
Pump dispensers from soaps, body washes, and other bathroom products
Toilet paper and tissues
Small paper cups
Old towels, washcloths, or other fabrics
Electronics such as hairdryer, curling iron, etc.
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.