~ I just did the same thing with the end of a jug of laundry detergent. I think that's why it's so easy for me to recycle, it just makes total sense in my head to make the effort.
I also eke out a container of fabric softener by combining it with cheap vinegar. I buy the cheapest generic brand of softener with a scent I like, and the cheapest vinegar I can find. I mix roughly 1 part softener to 3 or 4 parts vinegar. Once the clothes are dry, I've never been able to detect even a hint of vinegar smell. Hmm, I think maybe I learned this tip from Harriet, so y'all probably already know it.
I used to hang clothes out on the line, but then we got new neighbors with a seemingly untrainable dog. They said they were going to put up a fence, but I haven't seen any signs of it yet.
Almost everyone in the Sewing Guild saves scraps and remnants. No, not saves ... finds a further use for (?) We combine them into tote bags, lap quilts, and other community service projects to give away, and even the smallest fragments are gathered as stuffing for dog pillows for the animal shelter. I am currently saving colorful cotton prints to put into aprons and decorative wall hangings ... someday.
We have bottle and can deposits here in Iowa. A lot of people throw them away anyway, which is throwing away a lot of nickels. I've always taken them back for refund ... although I might sometimes mutter a few unkind words about a certain DH who can find the time to stop and buy the things but never takes back the empties
Part of why I do these things, though, is because we have space in our house. It goes back to what I said before about accumulating things for a garage sale. You decide for yourself if the effort is worth the cost. ROI, Return On Investment.