Your bathroom is awash with recyclables.
We all use toiletries and bathroom cleaners on a daily basis and our bathrooms are packed full of stuff that can be recycled after we’ve finished with it. The great news is, most people are doing just that, but there’s always room to recycle more.
If everyone in the UK recycled one bathroom cleaner bottle, enough energy could be saved to vacuum around 82,460 homes.
We’ve drawn up a handy list of the top 10 items that can (and should) be recycled from the bathroom as well as 5 storage hacks to help keep your bathroom clutter free and recycling in order.
The top 10 things everyone can recycle from their bathroom:
- Shampoo bottles
- Conditioner bottles
- Shower gel and bubble bath bottles
- Cardboard boxes e.g. toothpaste or soap boxes
- Toilet roll tubes
- Bathroom cleaner and bleach bottles
- Deodorants (coming soon to Recycling Centres)
- Shaving foam (coming soon to Recycling Centres)
- Hand soap bottles (but remember to remove the pump dispenser)
- Moisturiser bottles
Five hacks to help you keep your bathroom recycling in check
If you’re short on floor space, raise your recycling! There are some really stylish and pretty bags out there, why not choose one to match your colour scheme and hang it on a hook or the door handle?
If you aspire to have a streamlined bathroom, stow your empties in a cupboard or drawer until you’ve collected enough to take them to the main recycling bin.
Make use of that wasted space under the sink and get a bathroom recycling bin for your plastic bottles, aerosols, toilet roll tubes and toothpaste boxes.
Got a pretty basket that you don’t dare throw away? Why not turn it into a bathroom recycling bin. If country classic isn’t your thing, you could choose a storage box with a contemporary feel.
If you prefer to get rid of your empties asap, pop them on the landing or in the dirty laundry basket as soon as you empty them and take them to the recycling bin next time you’re heading downstairs.