How to recycle bathroom products

Stockport Council is encouraging residents to learn more about what bathroom products can be recycled.

How to recycle bathroom products

In support of the Recycle for Greater Manchester’s #RecycleYourBathroom campaign, the Council wants to make sure residents are recycling their bathroom products and placing the right things in the right bin.

You can recycle all of the bottles and aerosols from your bathroom in your brown wheelie bin or black recycling box, including:

  • Shampoo bottles
  • Shower gel bottles
  • Hand soap dispensers
  • Aerosols
  • Bleach bottles
  • Cleaning product bottles

Other plastic items from the bathroom, like old toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and lids, can’t be recycled because they are made of low grade plastic. Find out why this matters here.

Recycling the right things from all over your home saves the Council money, is better for the environment and means more space in your general waste bin!

Mark Glynn, Strategic Head of Place Management at Stockport Council, said: “Stockport residents are already some of the best recyclers in the country and I’d encourage them to go one step further by becoming aware of what can be recycled from every room of the house, in particular bathrooms where things like toilet rolls and shampoo bottles sometimes get missed.”

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