Recycling in the Bathroom

Recycling in the Bathroom

Most of us have one single bin in our bathrooms and en suites into which all bathroom waste is dumped.  If you are willing to don the rubber gloves and segregate this waste at a later date this solution is OK but a more hygienic and efficient one is to divide waste in the bathroom.  Sounds complicated?  It need not be.  All you essentially need are two small bins (one smaller than the other if space is tight.)  The first for general waste items which cannot be recycled and the second for items that can.  Take a look below…

General Bathroom Waste

  • User cotton wool & cotton buds
  • Baby wipes
  • Used toothpaste tubes
  • Used dental floss
  • Dental floss containers
  • Sanitary products
  • Nappies
  • Wet cardboard boxes
  • Old toothbrushes
  • Pumps from inside plastic bottles

Recyclable Bathroom Waste

  • Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel etc. bottles and caps
  • Soap wrappers
  • Tooth brush packaging
  • Toilet roll inserts
  • Toilet roll packaging

By segregating bathroom waste, you are taking an additional valuable step towards maximising your household’s recycling rate and reducing unnecessary items going to landfill.  Small changes like adding a second bin into your bathroom can make a huge difference.  Try it today. Remember if you are a Barna Recycling customer, you can view the weight of each of your wheelie bins by logging into our handy customer portal here.