How can I recycle prescription drug bottles?


I have so many and there are so many creative people on here, I thought it would be fun to see what people may come up with!! Thanks in advance!

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  • Marie Rother Marie Rother on Aug 25, 2018

    I use them to mix my essential oils

  • ☘️ TxIreland ☘️ TxIreland on Aug 25, 2018

    Hi “ Lit” ...

    I too am always looking for an for pill bottles. I have dozens! I finally started recycling them a little at a time because my drawer was plum full!

    I have however seen crafts made out of pill bottles .

    The one I like the best is to use string of Christmas lights with the bottles.

    You simply place a couple of the lighted bulbs in the bottle and move on to the next bottle . The light will be an amber color.

    I’ve not tried it myself. I’ve seen the end result and it’s very pretty!

    Then theres little dolls you can make, pin cushions, hide-a-key, keep extra razor blades, Bobby pins, waterproof your matches for camping, hide emergency cash. There’s a few ideas ! I’m sure someone else will have many more! ☘️

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Aug 25, 2018

    If you have a medical ministry in your area they may be able to use the bottles. We have one in our town and they took ours.

  • Susie Susie on Aug 26, 2018

    Sadly I don't but thanks anyway!

  • Skippinsd Skippinsd on Dec 20, 2018

    I use them for my nails n screws of various sizes n use labels over front. I also use to store my garden and flower seeds each year

  • Janice Janice on Mar 20, 2021

    There a multitude of ideas online but a few I've actually used are:

    Use to contain loose change in the car to use at drive thru's

    Store small items such as buttons, safety pins, paper clips, thumb tacks, etc.

    Place an extra key to your home in one and glue small pebbles or rocks onto the lid and bury the container with just the top showing for those "locked-out" issues.

    Place any left-over seeds from planting your garden (well-labeled, of course).

    Pack several pair of earrings into one bottle for traveling and packing your suitcase.

    Use for small amounts of shampoo, conditioner, etc. for travel.

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