Small Bottles (medicine, Rx, pills)

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Updated on April 23, 2020

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Instructions

These small plastic bottles are too small to be included in the curbside recycling. They are considered landfill, unless you care to save a quantity of them.

Alternatives

If you can find an artisan, a craftsperson, a handyman, or someone that has a need for small containers, offer yours to them.

If you collect a large quantity of them you can contact organizations such as https://m25m.org/pillbottles/ for collection. Here are some other resources related to pill bottle recycling and medical waste: https://www.medicalwastepros.com/pharmaceutical-waste/recycle-pill-bottles/

Facts

Most of these small, hard plastic containers are made of #5 plastic resin, polypropylene. The cap is usually a LDPE #4 plastic resin, polyethylene.

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