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While most medicine bottles are technically recyclable because they are made of polypropylene, they are often too small to be recycled by communities that use curbside pickup recycling programs. When this is the case, th... More »

Some good containers that can be used for bottle recycling include wheeled recycling carts, trash cans, small recycling bins or plastic bags, notes CityofBoston.gov. Individual locations may have their own requirements r... More »

Many localities require residents to remove bottle caps from bottles before placing them into recycling containers. Caps have a plastic resin code of five, while bottles are code two. These types of plastic melt at diffe... More »

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While approximately 75 percent of waste is recyclable, only about 30 percent of it is being recycled as of 2015. Just one aluminum can being recycled can create enough energy to listen to an entire song on an MP3 player.... More »