Cleaning Product Containers Alternative ways to recycle Put in Garbage Not Empty? Don't Recycle If your containers aren’t empty, you can’t recycle them. Containers must be completely empty, or they must be disposed of as cleaning products. Learn how to dispose of cleaning products. Labels Are OK Generally, it’s not necessary to remove the labels on cleaning product containers before recycling them. Alternative Ways to Recycle Tide® Laundry Bottle Recycling Program Recycle laundry bottles and caps through TerraCycle’s free mail-in recycling program. They accept plastic #2 bottles with their plastic #5 caps securely attached. Find out more about the Tide® Laundry Bottle Recycling Program. Febreze Air Care Recycling Program Recycle all brands of air care products and packaging through TerraCycle’s Febreze Air Care Recycling Program. Accepted materials include air freshener cartridges and plugs, packaging and flexible film packaging, and trigger heads. Plastic bottles and aerosol cans are not accepted through this program. Ways to Reduce Purchase Natural Cleaners Consider switching to more eco-friendly cleaners. Chemical cleaners can expose your household to a variety of harmful ingredients and VOCs. They can also introduce more chemicals into the environment when they are washed down the drain. Check out the EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning or follow these easy recipes from Real Simple to make your own natural cleaners. Buy in Bulk and Refill Containers One of the easiest ways to cut down on trash (and to save money) is to buy cleaning products in bulk and refill the containers you have at home.