a bar of hand soap

Soap

Hand soap, bar of soap

 

Reduce

You can eliminate the need for bars of soap by using liquid soap.

Reuse

Here are a few suggestions on what else you can do with soap

  • Place the left over piece of soap in a bathroom scrubbing mitten or washcloth and use in the shower
  • Collect the left over pieces of soap and make into a new bar of soap.  Simply place the pieces of soap in a bowl and add water.  When the soap softens, pack them tightly into a mould and let it dry.
  • Make it into "clean mud" for kids (this is a great indoor activity).  Unravel a roll of toilet paper, gather the toilet paper together and add 1 cup of diced soap pieces and some water.  Mix it together with your hands and you have 'clean mud' to play with.

 

Recycle

Commerical quantities of soap can be recycled.

How do I recycle it?
  • Contact your cleaning supplier for more information

 

Where do I recycle it?
  • Clean-Biz
  • Health Pak - Back to Base Soap Recycling program (please note this company only recycles vegetable oil based soaps purchased from their company).

 

What happens to it?

Soap can be recycled into Bio Fuel and biodegradable industrial cleaners.

Disposal

If you are unable to reuse or recycle it, the next best practical option is disposal to landfill through your local refuse service.

Where do I dispose of it?