Will old prescription bottles biodegrade?



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    The short answer is that old prescription bottles will most likely not biodegrade. They can, however, be recycled in some places.  To recycle old pill bottles: remove the lid and label.  Most pill bottles should have their recycling number printed on the bottom.  

    One tidbit I discovered in looking for an answer is this: even some biodegradable materials will not biodegrade in landfills.  Even an apple core (according to some studies) will not biodegrade in a landfill. The best way to take advantage of biodegradable materials is to place them in your compost bin.

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