January 12: Dry Cleaning and Recycling

Wondering how to get rid of all those wire hangers from the dry cleaner? Some dry cleaners will take them back and reuse them, and some tailors and alteration shops will take them as well — so just ask. And what about all that plastic that comes back from the dry cleaner? In some cities, you can recycle it right along with other plastic bags. And some dry cleaners will take the plastic back and make sure it’s recycled. So yes, there are solutions, but here’s a note of caution to all you dry-cleaning fans: The process uses a harmful chemical known as “perc” that is a suspected carcinogen and has been outlawed in some areas. What to do? Look for cleaners who offer “wet cleaning,” consider hand-washing some garments, or better yet, avoid buying clothes labeled “dry clean only.”

For those of you in Green Valley there is a new, locally owned, organic dry cleaners now in Las Vegas! It’s owned by this sweet couple who have been in the dry cleaning business for years and decided to totally revamp their business to be more ecologically friendly.

Check it out: It’s on South Eastern (9555 S. Eastern, #100) in the strip mall between Silverado Ranch and Serene. It’s on the west side of the street.


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    Courtney said,

    The owners name is Mohommad and he is WONDERFUL! They do amazing alterations too. My family have been going to him for 20 years. Before opening Green Cleaners, they owned Village East Cleaners on Eastern and Russell. I can’t say enough good things about Green Cleaners!!

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