Dry Cleaners Glen Burnie MD

What to do with those designer duds? Seek out local establishments that offer less toxic (and better'smelling) solutions, such as liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) pumped through a high-pressure washer; hydrocarbon, a relatively mild petroleum distillate; new silicone-based cleaners (greenearthcleaning.com); and high'tech, computer-controlled wet washing.

Brite Scene Laundromat
(410) 760-6142
337 Hospital Dr # H
Glen Burnie, MD
 
BNY Laundry Mat
6634 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
 
Tub O' Suds Laundromat
(410) 761-3303
1678 Crain Highway South
Glen Burnie, MD
 
Eagle Towel and Linen Service
(410) 636-8407
5101 Ritchie Highway
Brooklyn, MD
 
One-Hour Service Severn Dry
(410) 551-2114
2622 Annapolis Road
Severn, MD
 
Crain Super Laundromat
(410) 553-9570
801 Crain Highway South
Glen Burnie, MD
 
Laundry Room
(410) 590-5450
7800 Parke West Dr
Glen Burnie, MD
 
Linthicum Laundromat
(410) 859-0310
521 South Camp Meade Road
Linthicum Hts, MD
 
Spin & Trim Laundromat
(410) 360-0112
8896 Fort Smallwood Rd # 1
Pasadena, MD
 
Arbutus Laundromat
(410) 247-8292
5503 Oregon Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dirty Laundry Cleans Up Its Act

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By Elizabeth Marglin

We’ve always found that newly dry-cleaned clothes smell noxious, and now we know why. The most common solvent used in dry cleaning—perchloroethylene, aka perc—causes major problems for both people who work with it and the planet. Besides being a carcinogen, perc is a classified hazardous waste, spewing its guck into the atmosphere, landfills, and aquifers. In 2007, California banned any new dry cleaners from using perc-centric machines, and the state outlawed the carcinogen from all dry cleaners as of 2023. “It’s not even all that great for your clothes,” says Jon Simon, owner of Parkway Custom Drycleaning in Chevy Chase, Maryland, which uses biodegradable hydrocarbon to clean garments. “Perc can make fabrics shrink and become more brittle.”

So what to do with those designer duds? Seek out local establishments that offer less toxic (and better-smelling) solutions, such as liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) pumped through a high-pressure washer; hydrocarbon, a relatively mild petroleum distillate; new silicone-based cleaners (greenearthcleaning.com); and high-tech, computer-controlled wet washing. Or how about a little DIY wet washing? The gentle cycle on your home machine works fine on most fabrics, even cashmere. Better yet, stage your own “dry-cott”—next time you feel the call of retail therapy, just say no to high-maintenance threads.
—Elizabeth Marglin

Author: Elizabeth Marglin

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