Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Rolls Put in Recycling Cart/Bin Empty Rolls Only Toilet paper and paper towels cannot be recycled. Make sure that only empty rolls are recycled with cardboard. Put a Recycling Bin in the Bathroom Empty toilet paper rolls often never make it into the recycling bin because they get mixed with garbage. Make it easier to recycle these tubes by placing a small recycling bin in your bathroom/s. Ways to Reuse Tidy Up Electrical Cords An empty toilet paper roll can help you store electrical cords. Just fold up the cord, stick it inside the tube and put it away. Organize Hair Bands Keep all your hair bands together by wrapping them around the empty cardboard tube. Did You Know? 27,000 Trees a Day It takes 27,000 trees every day to make the world’s toilet paper supply. Americans buy over seven billion rolls of toilet paper each year. The most popular designs for customized toilet paper are sudoku, money, camouflage and glow in the dark.