No Caps or Pumps
Generally, caps and pumps aren’t recyclable, so throw them out.
Empty Out Bottles
To recycle a plastic liquid soap container, you can empty the bottle out. There is no need to rinse the bottle or remove labels.
Refill Packets Go in the Garbage
Refilling your liquid soap with a packet? Once it’s empty, toss it in the garbage. It can’t be recycled curbside because it’s made from mixed materials.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Tom's of Maine and hello Natural Care Recycling Program
This TerraCycle program recycles soap packaging as well as mouthwash bottles and caps, toothbrushes, deodorant containers and caps, floss containers, and toothpaste tubes and caps. Bring empty, dry materials to a drop-off location or mail in to TerraCycle.
Dial® Recycling Program
Recycle Dial® packaging through this program, including caps from hand soap refills and body washes, pumps from hand soaps and body washes, concentrated refill packets, and bar soap packaging.
ShiKai® Recycling Program
Recycle empty ShiKai® packaging through this program, including plastic tubes, pots, pumps sprays, jars, complex closures and glass packaging.
MyKirei by KAO Recycling Program
Recycle MyKirei by KAO branded packaging and pumps and Jergens pumps through this program. Learn more about the MyKirei by KAO Recycling Program.
Ways to Reduce
Refill Liquid Soap Containers
Instead of buying one small liquid soap container each time you run out, buy liquid soap in bulk and refill empty soap containers.
Ridiculously Easy Homemade Liquid Soap
Making your own liquid soap is much cheaper, less toxic and more environmentally friendly than buying it. You need only two ingredients — concentrated castile soap and a small bottle of essential oils.