We recycle almost anything.
Long before recycling was recognized as a critical step toward preserving our environment, it was practiced by the drycleaning industry. We recycle almost everything- from used cleaning solvent to unclaimed garments! Here are some of the ways drycleaners keep waste to an absolute minimum:
Drycleaning solvent is readily reused and recycled on-site through distillation, filtration and drying. Special stills and filters remove impurities from used solvent, leaving it crystal-clear and ready to be used again. As garments are dried, solvent vapors are recaptrued and condensed back to liquid from for reuse.
Polyethylene Garment Bags And Hangers
Today most drycleaners participate in programs through their supply distributors to recycle polyethylene("poly") garment bags and hangers. Often special recycling bins are provided in the front counter area. It's a good idea for customers to first remove all staples and tags or receipts before returning the bags.