Perfume bottles contain ingredients that should not go into the trash or recycle bins. In addition, glass bottles that are free of all perfume may not be recyclable due to the type of glass they are made from. An easy way to determine whether a package or bottle can be recycled is to check your municipality’s website. They will typically have a page on recycling that outlines what can and cannot be recycled.
Most perfume bottles can be recycled except those made of crystal glass. Some recycling plants do not take decorative perfume glass bottles so check with your local plant first. When giving the bottles for recycling, remove the metal or neck rings as these can not be recycled with the bottles.