Reduce

Medicine bottles larger than 2” in any dimension are recyclable (over-the-counter or prescription), providing they are not prescription VIALS (the cylindrical orange/brown medicine containers).

A bottle is defined as something that has a “neck,” so a narrowing of the container, often having “threads” for a screw on cap. Prescription vials that are cylindrical in nature / without a neck, are NOT recyclable, as they are not technically considered a “bottle.”

Reuse

Use these items for storage or crafts.

Dispose

Prescription vials that are cylindrical in nature / without a neck, are NOT recyclable, as they are not technically considered a “bottle.” Typically these prescription vials are orange or brown in color.

They are made of a type of plastic that is not readily recycled and therefore does not have a market (meaning if we collected them, no one would buy them to turn them into new products), so there is no sense in collecting them. They should be thrown in the trash, if they cannot be reused for storage or crafts.

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