Single Stream Recycling for Laundry

Single Stream Recycling is an automated sorting process designed to handle non-hazardous items from your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, office and mailbox.  The recyclables are then collected and transported to a material recovery facility where they are sorted and processed.

Plastic Bottles, Jugs and Tubs

Plastic spray and pump bottles

Plastic Spray and Pump Bottles

Empty spray and pump bottles that contained non-hazardous household cleaning products. Pumps and caps can be left on.

Plastic detergent bottles

Plastic Detergent, Softener, Bleach Jugs

Empty and rinse jugs and recycle with the cap left on.

Plastic detergent tub

Plastic Detergent Tubs

Clean and dry plastic tubs with lid can be recycled.

Cardboard Boxes

Cardboard detergent box

Cardboard Detergent Boxes

Empty and flatten.

Box of dryer sheets

Cardboard Dryer Sheet Boxes

Empty and flatten.

Metal Spray Cans

Metal spray can

Metal Spray Cans

Empty cans from starch and other non-hazardous cleaners. Leave lid on.

Laundry Garbage

Pile of laundry

No Clothing and Fabric

Clothing and fabrics cannot be recycled in the single stream process. They tangle up the sorting equipment. Donate clothing to a local charity or thrift shop.

Line striking through wire hanger

No Hangers

Both metal and plastic clothes hangers will tangle in the sorting equipment and shut machinery down. See the Recyclopedia for other recycling options.

Recycling Options
Line striking through plastic laundry basket

No Laundry Baskets

Laundry baskets are not recyclable in the single stream process. They are too bulky for the equipment.

Line striking through dryer sheets

No Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets are not made from a recyclable material.