Skip to comments.(Vanity Question) What do you do with your empty prescription bottles?
Posted on 11/10/2010 6:26:50 PM PST by RangerM
I just finished a round of antibiotics, and now I have an empty prescription bottle.
I was about to throw it in the trash, but then realized this bottle has my name, address, doctors name, the medication, a prescription number, and several other pieces of information (along with various barcodes) that I'm not sure could be useful to an identity thief or not.
Am I being paranoid, or is there a legitimate concern here?
FGS! Soak the damn bottle and remove the label.
Put a stamp on it and mail it to the IRS.
Sounds like a great place to hide your illegal drugs.
Remove the labels and shred them.
Keep the bottles for whatever.
I try to peel the labels off and if that doesn’t work I hit them with some coarse sandpaper before throwing them out.
I pee in them and drop them off at the local DNC headquarters.
Take off label. Shred label. Throw bottle away. Repeat as necessary.
It certainly can’t hurt to remove the label. I’m not really worried about it, but I remove ‘em anyway because I feel better without the uncertainty. If it worried you enough to post about it, go ahead and take the labels off and you’ll feel better too :)
I also use them as containers for storing golf tees and have used them for a couple other things.
They are generally the right size for storing a travel stash of q-tips. I don’t care if my name is on the bottle, or not.
That’s kinda like i used to do when I put them in the cat box stuff I threw out.
The label can be removed, and should be removed, with a box cutter or knife and shredded. The brown plastic bottle should go in the county dump to freak the greenies out.
It's no biggy.
Just leave then in public restrooms if you'd like.
The labels come off in little pieces and the adhesive is like chewing gum...not easy at all.
I guess you could soak them in lacquer thinner or acetone.
Throw them in the nearest draw because you are too lazy to peel off the dam label, just like I am!
I may be too casual, but I throw labeled bottles in with my bill stubs for the trash, but I put it out at the curb at the last minute, definitely never overnight.
I shred my credit card statements and any solicitations for credit cards, and of course pay stubs.
I’m in my late 50’s and don’t take prescriptions...... knock on wood, but if I did, I’d scrape my data off the bottles. Most of my mail and personal docs go thru a shreddar. I cover the keypad at atm’s.
I take the labels off and give them to a friend who donates them to a group that gives free medical care to the third world. Are they a lefty group? I have no idea, but I hope I can help someone who needs it.
Good place to put quarters in.....to use in a fist fight if needed.
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