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Tide® Laundry Bottle Recycling Program

Recycle laundry bottles and caps through this program.

Clean clothes, clean planet

TerraCycle and Tide have partnered to create a free recycling database for your laundry bottles. This means your #2 plastic laundry bottles and #5 plastic laundry caps (caps securely affixed to their respective bottles) are now fully recyclable.

You can view the map below to find a recycling location near you. If no location exists, you may sign up for the program to recycle from home or set up a drop-off yourself. Please review the How It Works section for more information!

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This program is designed to encourage community recycling. Please view the map below to find a drop-off location near you. If you do not live near one of the points listed on the map, you may join this program to request access to free shipping labels.


Click on the map to find a local recycling solution.
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Please note, this map is constantly being updated with new locations, so check back frequently!

Click on the map above to find a drop-off location near you. Locations include public drop-off locations created by TerraCycle participants, but also municipal recycling and local recycling centers.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. Take a look at the map above to find a drop-off location near you or to see if your municipal recycling accepts laundry bottles and caps made from #2 and #5 plastics, respectively.

Please note: Caps must be securely fastened to their bottles when being sent for recycling, no matter which avenue you choose.

To maintain the eco-efficacy of this program, we ask that you first look to recycling in your community. If that is not an option, you may join the program to either register your own drop-off location, or recycle right from home.

A summary of participation may be found below:

  1. Find a location near you: Please bring your waste to one of the publicly available drop-off locations found on the map above, or recycle through your municipal program.
  2. Register your own drop-off location: If you do not have a drop-off location near you and you cannot recycle municipally, you may click the sign-up button above to register your own drop-off location for your community. You will be sent an email upon signing up, asking if you would like to register your drop-off location.
  3. Recycle from home: If you do not wish to register your own drop-off, then you may simply recycle right from home. Please note: If another member of your community does register a drop-off location, you will no longer be able to recycle from home. You will be notified via email and given approximately 60 days to send in anything you've accumulated from home. 

What you can recycle in this program

Program accepted waste: all brands of #5 plastic laundry caps and #2 plastic laundry bottles. Caps must be secured to their respective bottles when being recycled.

All Tide bottles and caps are #5 and #2 plastic respectively, just make sure you keep the cap secured to the bottle when recycling.

Note: Tide PODS® packaging cannot currently be recycled through this program, but stay tuned for future recycling solutions!

Best practices for recycling

Every time you recycle, make sure you secure all caps to their respective bottles. Also, please make sure your bottle caps are #5 plastic and the bottles themselves are #2.

Additionally, please make sure all excess product has been removed. If you choose to rinse your waste, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the #5 caps and #2 bottles are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. It is imperative that the cap be secured tightly to the bottle when sent municipally, to a recycling center, or through this free program. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


The greatest reward is a clean planet! There is no TerraCycle point incentive for this program; however, you may continue to participate completely for free.


Did you know Tide bottles are made from used Tide bottles (and other packaging)? Tide has led efforts in the U.S. to recycle colored plastics, then developed a special three-layer bottle to deliver recycled content in their orange Tide bottles. They have been using +25% recycled resin on all of their North American detergent bottles for more than 25 years. And now they want to take this commitment to the planet one step further. Click here to learn more.



DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES.  Any public and other recycling facilities, including TerraCycle’s collection locations, that are identified by TerraCycle hereunder are not under the control or influence of

TerraCycle therefore, neither TerraCycle nor Tide are responsible for any losses or damages to any personal possessions and/or property that may occur when accessing such facility.


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