Latex Gloves

Alternative ways to recycle
Put in Garbage/Landfill

Latex, nitrile, and vinyl gloves of all colors belong in the garbage. They cannot be recycled or composted locally. Please bag them first.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

RightCycle by Kimberly-Clark Professional

Kimberly-Clark Professional runs the RightCycle program, which collects hard-to-recycle laboratory items including nitrile gloves. These items are then upcycled into eco-friendly plastic products such as Adirondack Chairs.

Ways to Reduce

The Eco-Friendly Option

If You Care Household Gloves are naturally biodegradable and dipped in FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) latex. They also come in eco-friendly packaging.

Ways to Reuse


Donate Unused Latex Gloves

Latex gloves that are still in an unopened box can be donated to a secondhand store such as Goodwill or a medical facility. If your gloves are thicker kitchen gloves and lightly used, Goodwill will resell them.