Can I recycle pill and medication bottles?

Plastic pill and medication bottles are accepted in many local recycling programs, provided they are empty, clean and dry. Check the symbol on the bottom: 1 and 2 plastics are accepted in most recycling programs; 3-7 plastics are accepted in some. Check to see what your municipality accepts, and if you’re not sure, it’s better to be safe and dispose of pill and medication containers in the garbage.

Need specific information for where you live?

Recycling rules differ from each municipality. Check the rules in your area by downloading the Recycle Coach app. Search your municipality here to see how active Recycle Coach already is in your area: