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Pill Bottles - Empty

Consider reuse before recycling. For what to do with old medications, click here.

Old vitamins and supplements may be composted along with the cotton & the packaging recycled (ex. clean, dry plastic bottle) or put in the garbage (ex. blister packs) as they are not considered medications/hazardous. Silica gel packs can be reused (e.g. edible dry goods, camera equipment) or landfilled.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up
Matthew25:Ministries 11060 Kenwood Road Cincinnati Reuse, Recycle Free Mail-in Place clean (washed), dry, recapped bottles (labels/glue removed) in large ziplock bags marked "Clean Bottles" as they will be added to shipments of medical supplies. Any size, color, type. Pill bottles not meeting the requirements will be recycled.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Paid Drop-off
TerraCycle 121 New York Ave Trenton Recycle Paid Pick-up

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Recycling Note
Alameda
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Albany
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Berkeley
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Dublin
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Emeryville
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Fremont
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Hayward
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Livermore
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Newark
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Oakland
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Piedmont
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Pleasanton
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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San Leandro
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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Union City
4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
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