chlorine/bleach bottle recycle

smooth2222

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Oct 25, 2010
286
michigan
Do you guys recycle your chlorine/bleach bottles?

i can recycle bleach bottles but over here its cheaper to buy the chlorine bottles from pool store or hardware store.

my recycle place says no chlorine bottles
 

fritz614

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Sep 13, 2011
95
Omaha, NE
[/quote] bleach bottles or the chlorine bottles? [/quote]

They are the same thing....... Why would they take one and not the other? I am confused :hammer:
 

jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
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Tucson, AZ
fritz614 said:
Why would they take one and not the other?
Because bleach and pool chlorine are COMPLETELY different ... as anyone who takes the RTD/PSC* training knows.

*Recycling Truck Driver / Pool Store Clerk
 

kj5kb

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Aug 8, 2010
100
SW of Kansas City
Why?...because some people leave up a couple ounces of liquid in a bottle without rinsing... This is a hazard for the guy that has to sort it.

I've never had a problem recycling bleach, or any other household chemical bottles.
I always rinse thoroughly...and bleach rinses very clean.
How clean? Most of my empties get their tops cut off after rinsing and are used as containers for plants and even live fish!


The only problem I have is they now will not take empty oil bottles...and I do oil changes on 3 cars myself...
 

bg22

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Aug 2, 2011
45
Texas
I just toss them with the rest of the recycle. Of course I always rinse the bottle with a little pool water to get every last drop out :)
 
G

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I also dip mine in the pool to rinse it out and get the last drops.......lol
 

kj5kb

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Aug 8, 2010
100
SW of Kansas City
JohnT said:
kj5kb said:
The only problem I have is they now will not take empty oil bottles...and I do oil changes on 3 cars myself...
Use the oil bottles to take the used oil back for recycling.
Good idea...in theory
Not to derail the thread...but...it's WAY easier to drain all the used oil into a 5 gallon container for bulk recycling. And the local places that recycle used oil make you take back your containers anyway..

ON Topic...kinda...

The household bleach I buy has plastic sleeves for labels...I cut those off and reuse the rinsed bottles as containers or recycle 'em

Havent seen liquid pool chlorine around here, (Cleveland OH) but trash co (Republic) hasn't said it's a problem.
 

Durk

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Jun 14, 2007
654
New Jersey
kj5kb said:
JohnT said:
kj5kb said:
The only problem I have is they now will not take empty oil bottles...and I do oil changes on 3 cars myself...
Use the oil bottles to take the used oil back for recycling.
Good idea...in theory
Not to derail the thread...but...it's WAY easier to drain all the used oil into a 5 gallon container for bulk recycling. And the local places that recycle used oil make you take back your containers anyway..

ON Topic...kinda...

The household bleach I buy has plastic sleeves for labels...I cut those off and reuse the rinsed bottles as containers or recycle 'em

Havent seen liquid pool chlorine around here, (Cleveland OH) but trash co (Republic) hasn't said it's a problem.
Underlined is not universally true. This depends on your local recycling center. My town ONLY accepts oil in containers that they keep. My county accepts oil either way and they will keep original containers. I have to ask to get my big one back when I use it or they'll keep that. Since the town is open M-F and the county only once a month on the first Saturday, I do all my oil in the original containers. I still have to go to the county for coolant, as the town doesn't do that.

My county says not to recycle bleach, but I rinse well and cut off the label sleeve and they always take them.