Household Recycling: Laundry Room Edition

By Andrea Davis on October 17, 2019

Continuing our series that gives practical and real examples of things you can recycle (or not) throughout your house, we take a visit to the laundry room. The laundry room is probably not your favorite place to hang out, but you no doubt spend a lot of time in there, particularly if you have kids. And you definitely use a lot of products and containers, many of which can be recycled. Please note that items listed here under Don’t Recycle cannot be recycled in Granger’s household recycling collection or drop-offs, but recycling options may be available elsewhere.


  • Washer and dryer (as a bulk item or at a Disposal Center)
  • Laundry detergent bottles and lids
  • Bleach bottles and lids
  • Fabric softener bottles and lids
  • Stain/odor remover bottles
  • Plastic laundry powder/pods tubs and lids
  • Dryer sheet boxes
  • Glass laundry product jars (only recyclable in some areas of Granger’s service territory)

Don’t Recycle

  • Laundry baskets
  • Fabric, mesh, plastic or metal laundry hampers
  • Plastic or metal hangers
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Steamer
  • Drying rack
  • Textiles (may be recyclable elsewhere)
  • Used stain remover pens
  • Used stain remover sticks
  • Stain/odor removal tubes
  • Pump or sprayer heads for laundry products
  • Bulk containers (5-gallon buckets) for laundry detergent
  • Foil or plastic bags for laundry products
  • Aerosol laundry product cans (spray starch, etc.)
  • Laundry product canisters (paperboard and metal combination)
  • Paper laundry powder boxes
  • Laundry balls
  • Dryer sheets
  • Clothesline
  • Plastic or wooden clothes pins
  • Safety pins
  • Sewing needles
  • Thimbles
  • Thread
  • Wooden, metal or plastic thread rolls
  • Mesh washing bags
  • Lint rollers
  • Sweater dryers
  • Rolling laundry cart/rack

Preparation for Recycling
In general, all recyclable items should be empty and clean. Bottles should be rinsed. Most labels and plastic caps don’t need to be removed.

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