Dry Cleaners Merchantville NJ

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.

Circle Laundromat
(856) 665-3033
177 South Center Street
Merchantville, NJ
 
Ultra Stop Laundromat
(856) 854-1424
104 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ
 
Norgetown Laundromat
(856) 667-9855
37 East Rudderow Avenue
Maple Shade, NJ
 
Fishtown Laundromat
(215) 426-9321
231 East Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 
Abrams Laundry
(215) 289-2335
4361 Elizabeth Street
Philadelphia, PA
 
Hing's Self Services Laundromat
(856) 963-8200
2208 Federal Street
Camden, NJ
 
Mr Suds Laundromat Inc
(856) 546-1990
130 Black Horse Pike # 404
Audubon, NJ
 
Self-Service Coin Laundromat
(856) 346-9792
200 White Horse Pike
Oaklyn, NJ
 
Maytag Equipped Laundromat
(856) 667-6653
2891 Route 73 South
Maple Shade, NJ
 
Wash Line
(856) 314-8956
213 East Broad Street
Palmyra, NJ
 

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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