Hand Sanitizer Recycling
Altiras Recycles Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers
Have you been stuck with stinky, sticky or non-FDA compliant hand sanitizer? If so, you are not alone. The good news is that Altiras provides hand sanitizer recycling for alcohol based hand sanitizers.
When COVID-19 hit the United States in early 2020 there were significant shortages of key items for protection, including face masks, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant products. Due to the shortage of hand sanitizers, the US FDA allowed for the use of non-USP grade alcohols (ethanol and isopropanol) for the manufacture of these products. Following this, many companies manufactured products that contained significant contaminants, had foul odors, or were too sticky. Later, on June 1, 2020, many of those products became obsolete once the FDA clarified its expectations. Even though the guidance was not mandatory, the FDA also required confiscation of several unsafe products.
Altiras can handle products in bulk, tote, drums, or product that has already been packaged. We are happy to provide recycling documents for each shipment. Please note that minimum quantities of 500 gallons currently apply due to efficiency considerations and bulk truckload quantities are preferred. Products can be received in Texas, Louisiana, Virginia, Kentucky, and Florida.
If you have hand sanitizer that you would like to recycle, please email us.