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Can I recycle Swiffer sheets?

November 15, 2011 |  8:01 am

Disposable floor-cleaning sheets, such as the dry or damp clothes used for Swiffers, cannot be recycled in Los Angeles' blue bins. They are trash and should be placed in the black bin. The sheets are infused with cleaning chemicals, and the dirt, dust and other debris that they collect would contaminate the recycling process.

Because policies and recommendations can vary from city to city, each week we ask a sampling of officials from various municipalities to weigh in. Can you recycle disposable dry or damp cleaning sheets in …

SwifferBurbank: No

Culver City: No

Glendale: No

Long Beach: No

Los Angeles: No

Manhattan Beach: No

Torrance: No

Unincorporated L.A. County: No

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-- Susan Carpenter

Photo: Los Angeles Times

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