Doing what is eco-friendly means looking for ways to recycle everything, including the containers that we purchase products in. If you buy liquid laundry detergent in large plastic jugs, I have 10 creative ways to recycle the liquid laundry detergent jugs after the laundry detergent is gone.
After you have used all the liquid laundry detergent, you will need to thoroughly rinse out all traces of the remaining liquid laundry detergent. The first couple of rinses of the jugs will yield a good amount of soapy water that you can recycle. Rinsing the laundry detergent jugs in the bathtub will give you enough soapy water to bathe the dog or a really dirty kid. Filling the liquid laundry detergent jugs halfway with water, replacing the cap and shaking will give you enough soapy water to recycle into a car wash.
Once the liquid laundry detergent jugs have been thoroughly rinsed and dried, there are many ways to recycle them. Here are 10 ways to recycle them that require no altering of the jugs.
The thick plastic of liquid laundry detergent jugs make them perfect containers to dispose of insulin needles and lancets. Once the jugs are full, securely tape down the lid and dispose of the container properly.
Buy dog or cat food in bulk bags and put it in liquid laundry detergent jugs to keep the pet food fresh, store and serve easier.
Liquid laundry detergent jugs are good for carrying in the trunk of your vehicle filled with water for your radiator or an extra gallon of gas for your tank. Carry an empty one just in case you run out of gas and need a container to get gas in.
If you live in a part of the country that receives snow and ice during the winter, recycle a liquid laundry detergent jug by filling it with kitty litter and keeping it in the trunk of your vehicle so you will always have the kitty litter available for traction in case your vehicle gets stuck in snow or ice.
Keep your ice-melting salt in liquid laundry detergent jugs for pouring on steps and walkways during the winter, recycle the jugs with handles for this, it will make pouring the salt easier.
Ways to recycle these heavy duty plastic liquid laundry detergent in the garage is to store gas for your lawn mower in. If the liquid laundry detergent jugs are the types with spigots, you can put gas in your lawn mower without spilling it. The liquid laundry detergent jugs with spigots are great to fill with water and keep in areas that have no running water for hand washing, like in the garage, picnic area or garden.
If you have a boat, there are several ways you could recycle liquid laundry detergent jugs, one of the ways is to fill a liquid laundry detergent jug with sand and use as an extra boat anchor.
The last of the 10 ways to recycle liquid laundry detergent jugs is to store your homemade liquid laundry detergent in. Makes it easy to store, pour and measure. Don’t know how to make homemade liquid laundry detergent? You can find the recipe in my article-Save Money, Make Your Own Laundry Detergent.