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Old 08-18-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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Has anyone heard of any place that recycles old prescription pill bottles?
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:05 PM
 
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They should be recycle with normal recycle plastics. I think there is some law that prevents used pill bottles from being reused as in used for other pills without going through some processing. I know some drug stores are now offering refill service. You bring the old bottle in and they use it for your refill instead of using a new bottle. I think it has to be the same presecription medication because of something about medication interaction (probably why it can't be reused by others).

In europe there are people who collect them and wash them and remove labels. they sell them as hardware containers.

Your local pot dealers will also take them off your hand.

if your just looking for them to be reused instead of in the landfill, many crafts people like them so if you have enough, ask someone into hobbies or crafts if they need them.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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I just put mine in the recycle bin with everything else.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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Ask around among friends and family. They have all sorts of great uses. Craft beads, fishing tackle, coin collectors (those hoarding silver/copper, etc), gardeners for seed storage, office supplies (paper clips, push pins, staples).... just a few examples.

Maybe even freecycle, or wait until you have an entire bag full and advertise on craigslist.

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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Default prescription bottles

With labels on?
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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These are not allowed in the recycling in my city.

I found this website and have sent this guy my prescription bottles: P.R.O. (Prescription bottle, Recycling, Operation)
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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These are not allowed in the recycling in my city.

I found this website and have sent this guy my prescription bottles: P.R.O. (Prescription bottle, Recycling, Operation)
The website hasn't been updated in 3 years....
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:38 PM
 
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I called him about a year ago (there was no email address listed) and he told me I could send the bottles- I figure that until he takes his website down, he runs the risk of getting bottles shipped to him.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:03 AM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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if your just looking for them to be reused instead of in the landfill, many crafts people like them so if you have enough, ask someone into hobbies or crafts if they need them.
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Ask around among friends and family. They have all sorts of great uses. Craft beads, fishing tackle, coin collectors (those hoarding silver/copper, etc), gardeners for seed storage, office supplies (paper clips, push pins, staples).... just a few examples.

Maybe even freecycle, or wait until you have an entire bag full and advertise on craigslist.
Yup!

I wash my old bottles, then remove the labels, and use them for all sorts of things, such as containers for jewelry findings, beads, screws, nails, bolts, little things like that. I have also used them for starting plants inside the house, for mixing spices, holding small amounts of dips or sauces, mixing paints for my hobby, etc... All sorts of stuff.

Forgot to add, if you get enough of them, you can nail the tops onto a piece of wood, then hang the wood over your workbench and fill the bottles full of timy things, like car fuses, nails, screws, seeds, any shed type stuff and what have you. Kinda like people used to do with old mason jars or baby food jars.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:04 AM
 
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Good for holding spices.

I also use one bottle to hold small amounts of the same med to take to work, travel, etc.
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