How to Recycle Soda Bottles

A lab bottle filled with water or milk.

When it comes to soda bottles, it's important to recycle them responsibly to avoid sending them to the landfill. Soda bottles are typically made of plastic, so they fall under the Plastic category.

The first step in recycling soda bottles is to empty and rinse them thoroughly. Remove any labels or caps and make sure the bottles are clean and dry.

Once your soda bottles are ready to be recycled, check with your local recycling center or curbside recycling program to find out what they accept. Many recycling programs accept plastic bottles, but it's always best to confirm what they specifically require.

If your local recycling program does not accept soda bottles, consider reusing them before disposing of them. Soda bottles can be repurposed as water bottles, storage containers, or even as planters for small plants.

If you're unable to reuse or recycle your soda bottles, they should be disposed of in the regular trash. However, please note that plastic bottles are not biodegradable and can take hundreds of years to break down in a landfill, so recycling is always the best option.