Stephanie Moore
Stephanie Moore
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  • Kalamazoo, MI
Asked on Aug 12, 2013

Empty med bottles

Nancy MerrellJune ScottSally M
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I have tons of empty plastic med. bottles and I hate to throw them away. Does anyone have any ideas in what to do with them?.
5 answers
  • Kelly Christianson
    on Aug 12, 2013

    They should be recycleable. Check for a number on the bottom of the bottle. Otherwise, I use them for nails, screws and tacks in my tool box, or safety pins and sewing machine needles in my craft room. Some taller bottles will hold a few crayons for the kids/grandkids for coloring on paper table mats in restaurants. I've also used the good screwtop ones for shampoo/bodywash/lotions when we go out of town for a weekend. Then if I mistakenly leave it there, I'm not out a whole bottle! We went to a corn boil and I put sea salt in one, because I have high blood pressure and can't use regular salt. I'll put salad dressing in them; ketchup, peanut butter and jelly for a lunch, butter, etc. Just be sure they are clean of the meds that were in them. The possiblities are endless!

  • Carol G
    on Aug 12, 2013

    I use them for my beads if they are clear. They can be used for storage depending on size.

  • Sally M
    on Aug 13, 2013

    You could donate them to a local animal rescue. They use them to animal medications.

  • June Scott
    on Aug 13, 2013

    I keep citrus zest or chopped hot pepper in them in the freezer. Also good for spices.

  • Nancy Merrell
    on Aug 13, 2013

    I have used them to mold toddler crayons. Sort and peel paper off broken crayons put them in soup cans placed on cookie sheet , place in oven set on 225 until melted pour in med. bottles until harden. Place in freezer until loose....they last a long time! You can also make rainbow colors. Great way to use those broken crayons! :)

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