Vitamins Alternative ways to recycle Special Instructions Vitamins and herbal supplements can go in the compost cart. Please note that all medications and other pharmaceuticals must be dropped off at a collection site and cannot be put in any of your curbside carts. Empty pill bottles can go in the recycling cart. Don’t Flush Down the Toilet Vitamins will dissolve if flushed down the toilet and can then hurt marine life by contaminating their habitat. Dispose of With Other Drugs Children and house pets are at risk if vitamins are left out and fall within reach, so dispose of them with other medications. Find out how to properly dispose of drugs. Alternative Ways to Recycle Return to Pharmacy Pharmacies will often accept expired medications and vitamins because they are equipped to properly store them, which prevents potential misuse.