How can I reuse or recycle … old mop heads?

Mop head against red brick wallSince there was such a positive response to Em’s sponge scourer query, I’ll post about something I’d also worried about the gackness level: mop heads.

We’re not ardent moppers but have to change the mop heads themselves quite a lot because the coarse and often dirty nature of our floors means that after a couple of uses, they look really quite sad and/or not the type of thing you want to use when ‘cleaning’. We swap and change between using cloth mops, string mops and those new-fangled-super-dooper-cost-£3-a-time mopheads but none of them seem to be particularly hard wearing.

Any suggestions on what we can do when with them once they’ve been relegated from their rightful role?

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7 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle … old mop heads?”


  1. Give them to kids and let them use the mop heads as wigs when they are playing. Just make sure they are clean.

    • angshuman says:

      what will you do after the kids are done and sick of playing around with it?And what would you do when it’s in
      rags?if you are planing to dispose it then how will you dispose it in a Eco friendly way?

  2. carrie says:

    Reuse them as bedding for small caged pets, or as packaging (clean thoroughly first!)

  3. renee says:

    Great cushion and soft toy stuffing…or scarecrow wig.

  4. Gulia says:

    Use as mulch around plants.

  5. Darran G Yates says:

    We are a national contract cleaning company looking to do something positive with the disposed mop heads looking to hook up with a partner who can use them.

  6. Olia says:

    Use each string to tie plants in a garden.



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