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You’re Probably Forgetting To Recycle These Very Recyclable Items

By Nicole Caldwell

How many times have you been handed a receipt that you just toss into the next trash receptacle you pass by? When’s the last time you recycled your tube of toothpaste? Chances are, there are dozens of things every day you’re tossing without realizing they actually belong in your recycling bin. 

And who can blame  us? While the basics of recycling are simple, not all brands or products make it intuitive as to what belongs in the trash or recycling bins. It can also be a challenge to recycle depending on where you are and what resources are available to you. But knowledge is power, and knowing what surprising items are recyclable is a good way to plan ahead or put aside items to be recycled later.

Recycle Nation has compiled the following list of items you’re most likely sending to landfills instead of off to be recycled into something else.

Bathroom Products 

About half of us never recycle bathroom items, according to a 2015 Keep America Beautiful survey. Reason being, there’s often no recycling container in a bathroom. Among these products are recyclable items like shaving cream canisters, toilet paper rolls, toiletry bottles for shampoo, conditioner and body wash, and even toothpaste tubes.