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Household Cleaning Products

This information helps stewards report using the correct material categories. If you require further assistance determining which category is right for your materials, please use the Materials Tool.

"Household Cleaning Products" examples include: boxed detergent, bottled detergent and bleach, dryer sheets, fabric softener, household cleaners, furniture polish, stove spray, wipes, etc.

COMPONENTS

TYPICAL WERECYCLE MATERIAL SUBCATEGORIES

REPORTING TIPS

Box (detergent)

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

 

Metal Spout

  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
 

Aerosols spray cans

  • Steel Aerosol Containers
  • Aluminum Aerosol Containers
Recycle BC stewards: please refer to 1.9.2.1 of the Guidebook as well as Reporting Tips and Examples for the material categories: Aluminum and Steel Aerosol Containers for reporting of flammable aerosol containers.

Jug / bottle

  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) > 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs <5L – Non-Beverage
  • HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs >5L – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) <5L – Non-Beverage
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • PET Bottles and Jars < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PET Bottles and Jars > 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
 

Cap / nozzle for spray cleaners

  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • Non-Expanded Polystyrene - Other
 

Flexible film packaging around cleaning wipes

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film
  • LDPE or HDPE Film
 

Label

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Paper Laminates
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
 

Protective film around cap / lid

  • LDPE or HDPE Film
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
 

Inner protective seal

  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
 

 

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