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Small Bottles (medicine, Rx, pills)
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.
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/
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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