Recycle laundry bottles and caps through this program.
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!
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.