Simple Sundries does not "recycle" plastic bottles as much as reuse them. All donated plastic bottles get cleaned, refilled with household products and donated to the school food pantries in East County.
We accept recycling at our Sunday Refill Window only, otherwise come see us at the next Recycling Event (next one is June 26th from 10:00am-1:30 pm at King School 4906 NE 6th Avenue).
Sustaining Members can drop off recycling at our location or we'll pick it up during your next delivery!
Lotion and hand soap (among other things) are often sold in pump-lid bottles. Simple Sundries takes these bottles for reuse. Bottles must be empty and 32 ounces or less.
We do not accept Foaming Pump Lids
When you are done reusing your spray bottle or have no use for it, give it to Simple Sundries!
Please note that sprayers must work. We are resuing, not recycling!
Plastic squeeze bottles contain a wide array of products. Soap, mustard, ketchup, salad dressing, sunscreen. Many of these plastic bottles are considered single use plastic, but not to us! Bottles must be empty, clean-ish and 32 ounces or less.
We also make our own pump lids for mason jars. So we will take pumps without bottles. We do not, however, take plastic bottles without lids.
Kombucha bottles with a screw top lid are preferred, but we take all empty kombucha bottles for reuse.
Olive oils, fancy sodas, oils and booze are all products that come in these bottles.
We will take regular mouth mason jars with or without a lid. But not wide mouth jars. Not sure of the lid size? Bring them anyway.
These lids are very common on jars of peanut butter, mayonnaise and more!
These lids can also be found on nutritional yeast and spices
At our Refill Window, we will refill any kids bottle of bubbles for free! But many kids need a new one to start with.
Simple Sundries is located at 2214 SE 135th Avenue. Donations can be brought to our Refill Window on Sundays between 10:00-1:00.
We also pick up donations from Sustaining Members during our delivery routes.
We ask that your bottles be empty and rinsed out. You do not have to remove the labels.
On that note, we can not accept "branded bottles" where the printing is directly on the bottle and not a removable label.
Like seriously, no, they are the worst.
We are reusing and not recycling so handing us broken ones is like saying "here. you throw this away"