Recycling for Charity: medicine, pill and vitamin bottles

This page lists charities and other organisations collecting empty plastic pill, vitamin and medicine bottles.

If any details are incorrect or you know of any other groups collecting them, please leave a comment below and I’ll update the listings.

Who wants it Why Country Contact details
Amvet Empty, clean pill bottles are collected for use in impoverished countries US Attention: Deirdre
Ladies Auxillary
5 South Street
Hudson, MA 01749


226 Responses to “Recycling for Charity: medicine, pill and vitamin bottles”

  1. Genise says:

    Hi. I live in Fairfax, Virginia. Is there any places NEAR me where I can drop off empty and cleaned pill bottles?

  2. lee says:

    is there an email for deirdre at amvets? wanting to make sure this is still current before i go shipping my family’s hoard of empty pill bottles.

    • Anonymous says:

      I would like an email address or even better a phone number for Deirdre. I have a school that wants to collect medicine bottles to donate to empoverished countries but I’m not sending all the bottles if they are not accepting them.

  3. Lydia says:

    Can we still recycle medicine/prescription bottles (with the labels removed!). Before I do that, I want to know if AMVETS (listed here)is still taking them. Thanks!

  4. Cindy M says:

    No, AMVETS Post 208 is NOT collecting pill bottles. I received an email from a Leon Proctor with MA AMVETS and he said NO.

  5. Rick says:

    The organization that was collecting pill bottles didn’t realize the power of the web…They ended up with truckloads of empty pill bottles…Many people are still saving them…If you want to get rid of them…Pill bottles are recyclable, You should put them in your recycle bin and not with regular trash. If your community doesn’t recycle, Find somewhere local that will take them.

  6. Melissa says:

    I just received a message stating that this information IS still current. AMVET Ladies Auxiliary is still taking used medication bottles. I had previously contacted them and was told that they were no longer doing it, but I think it was a miscommunication since it’s just the Ladies Auxiliary doing it.

  7. GM says:

    Is there a place to drop off the bottles I am in Queen NY

  8. Jan Gardner says:

    I have prescription bottles that I would like to donate. Please tell me the address where they can be sent. Thank you.

  9. Margaret Barbee says:

    The missionaries at my church, Johnston Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, have been collecting medicine bottles with the intent to donate. We will mail the bottles if you can provide an address. Please advise.

  10. Beverly says:

    I have a grocery bag of empty prescription bottles of various sizes that I would prefer to donate if possible. If there are any organizations out there that can use these, please let me know.
    Thank you!

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