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Why You Should Donate Old Pill Bottles

The Surprise Throwaway Item that Other Countries Need

Do you ever wonder what to do with pill bottles once they’re empty? Many people recycle them, and that’s a good thing. Better to recycle than add to the landfill, right?

But have you ever considered donating your empty pill bottles? The little containers that most of us take for granted could make a big difference to someone in a developing country.

Why You Should Donate Old Pill Bottles

Your old pill bottles could help someone else.

Posted by Earth911 on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Kudos to Matthew 25: Ministries, which provides pill bottles to people whose much-needed medications might otherwise be wrapped in scraps of paper. These bottles are not only kept out of landfills, they help keep medications safe and dry for others.

Want to donate your empty pill bottles? Learn how here!

comment_2What kinds of things do you typically donate? We’d love to hear about it—please share your experiences with our readers in the comments below.

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Have you ever had to wrap a pill in a bit of tissue because there was no pill bottle handy?

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Vicky Mitchem
Vicky Mitchem
3 years ago

This is a phenomenal idea and project! It truly is an eye-open on what can be reused vs recycled! We just have to think bigger and look for needs. Thank you Norwex for sharing this with us! Small changes can change the world!

Emily Tisheuar
Emily Tisheuar
3 years ago

The people from our church association have been collecting plastic bottle caps for several years, and giving them to our church camp in Merom, Indiana. Campers spend service time sorting and weighing the caps. When there are 400 lbs. of caps, they are taken to a facility in Evansville, Indiana where they exchange the caps and $200 for a bench made from the recycled caps. To date, the camp has procured 15+ benches and three picnic tables (600 lbs. of caps). That’s over 4 TONS of plastic caps kept out of landfills. And we’re still collecting.

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Moderator
3 years ago
Reply to  Emily Tisheuar

Oh, that’s amazing! Thanks for sharing, Emily, and kudos to you and your church association for being a part of the solution!

Sandy Fortuna
Sandy Fortuna
2 years ago
Reply to  Emily Tisheuar

Would you like me to send you some pill bottles with caps? I have been collecting bottle because they can’t go in curbside recycling where I live.

Nick
Nick
2 years ago
Reply to  Emily Tisheuar

Could you use any more bottle caps? I have several hundred I could ship to you. Let me know if you can use the caps and or bottles.

Emily
Emily
2 years ago
Reply to  Nick

They actually made the decision earlier this year to stop collecting the caps. They now have over twenty benches and a plan to build a deck with lumber made from the caps. They have a whole room filled floor to ceiling with the caps, and had realized that at some point they just had to stop accepting them. Thank you for the offer.

Teri V. Roach
Teri V. Roach
10 months ago
Reply to  Nick

I would like pill bottle caps to use for art with both of my 7 year old granddaughters.

Trisha Miller
Trisha Miller
3 years ago

I am so happy to have read this!! We have saved our pill bottles for a year hoping to find a medical mission to give to! Thank you so much for featuring this!!!

Janet
Janet
1 year ago

Is this program still a available?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Janet

Thanks for your question, Janet. Mathew 25: Ministries is definitely still up and running strong! In addition to pill bottles, you can check out the types of items they accept at http://m25m.org/help/product-donations/. You’ll also find a phone number on that page if you have further questions.

Betty Duttenhefer
Betty Duttenhefer
1 year ago
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Send address as I have a laundry basket full

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1 year ago

Great, Betty, thank you so much. According to the Matthew: 25 website,
Please send pill bottles to:

Matthew 25: Ministries
11060 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242