Asked by: Kemal Condrea
asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th March, 2020

How do you dispose of laundry detergent containers?

How to Recycle Laundry Detergent Bottles
  1. Twist off the lid of the laundry detergent bottle and set it aside.
  2. Pour out the water from the detergent bottle.
  3. Turn the detergent bottle so that its mouth is facing downward.
  4. Look at the recycling symbol on the bottom of the laundry detergent bottle.
  5. Research local plastic manufacturing companies that accept No.

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Then, how do I dispose of unused laundry detergent?


  1. Best: Use up or give away. Rinse out empty container and recycle if the type and color of plastic or paperboard is recyclable in your area.
  2. Second Best: Flush household amounts of unwanted liquid detergent down an inside drain with plenty of water.
  3. Third Best: Hold for a household hazardous waste collection.

Similarly, is laundry detergent hazardous waste? According to Elizabeth Rouan of the San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste Program,“household hazardous waste is anything that is not being used for its original purpose.” For example, unwanted laundry detergent can't go with the trash or poured down the drain; both are illegal.

Similarly, it is asked, do you need to wash out containers before recycling?

If empty jars, bottles, and cans have visible residue within the container, you should rinse them out before tossing them in the recycling bin. All you need to do is fill the jar, bottle, or can with water and swish the water around until a majority of the remaining contents are removed from the sides.

Can you recycle Tide containers?

Tide Liquid has been packaged in a fully recyclable bottle since its introduction in 1984, and Tide Powder detergent boxes are made of cardboard that can be recycled rather than added to a landfill.

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