Work Glove Recycling & Laundering

In the industrial sector led by distribution, hand protection is an essential part of ensuring safety. Most textile PPE is not only designed to be durable but also highly recommended for multiple washes before disposal. The robust composition of these products means they can persist in landfills for over 200 years before decomposing.

Why do your employees change work gloves?

The most common reason that an employee discards PPE is that it is dirty from industrial fluids or just sweat and bacteria.

Our comprehensive programs start with the strategic location of collection containers and service frequency based on your facility’s needs. Once the gloves arrive at a CLR processing facility, they will go through a rigorous cleaning process. On average our customers save 80% per pair and extend the life of their PPE multiple times beyond the first use.


  • Give employees a chance to turn in PPE saturated in sweat  and bacteria to eliminate the spread of germs.
  • Testing has proven CLR’s laundering process kills bacteria colonization.


  • Increase the lifespan of your PPE.
  • Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills or incineration.
  • Attain your ESG goals and ISO 14001 Certification.

Closed Loop Recycling prides itself on industry-leading technology and wash processes. We launder the gloves according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and/or our proven processes backed with testing.

  • Sort

    Single-stream collection, CLR will separate and sort the PPE.

  • Clean

    PPE is cleaned and sanitized by the recommended care instructions.

  • Quality Inspect and Fold

    Before pairing, the PPE is put through our state-of-the-art metal detector and quality checked for damage.

Schedule A Free Trial Today!

Every program we offer comes with a free trial run, so you can see how it compares to your current recycling operations, contact CLR today.

2 Ways To Start Your Free Trial

OPTION 1: Use a CLR collection drum.

CLR will provide a collection drum with signage that holds approximately 400 pairs of used gloves.

Once full, CLR will pick up and provide transit back to our facility. Once processed, CLR will return the items with a per-pair quote.

*Based on location availability

OPTION 2: CLR will send out a bag that holds approximately 100 pairs of gloves.

Once the bag is filled with used PPE items and sealed closed, CLR will provide a prepaid shipping label for transit back to our facility. Once processed, CLR will return the laundered items with a per-pair quote.

*Based on location availability

Service Options

Full Service

CLR can service as needed or on a set schedule and restock clean inventory and consolidate the dirty to bring back to a processing facility

Shipping Program

CLR can ship you clean product and in turn, you can ship back the dirty product.


After each service with CLR our customers will receive a Sustainability Report documenting the total lbs diverted from local landfill or incineration.

They will also receive a PPE Processing Report showing the total number of pairs repurposed into inventory and scrap pairs that were eliminated.

Sustainability Reports

  • This documents the amount of solid and liquid waste diverted from the landfill or incineration
  • Document details month-of, year-to-date, and program-to-date
  • Maintain your ISO 14001 Certification, achieve your zero landfill and zero waste goals
  • Accomplish your ESG and green initiatives
  • Access all reports in your customer portal

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