So, you’ve got your contact lenses all sorted out. You’ve even got some super fancy cleaning solution to keep them in tip-top shape. But what happens when you’re done with that contact lens solution?

Empty the Bottle

First things first, you need to get rid of the lens solution that’s already in the bottle. Hopefully, you’ve been using it religiously and there isn’t much left. If there is, don’t worry – we’ll get to that in a minute.

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Rinse the Bottle

Give the bottle a good rinse with water to get rid of any remaining soapy solution. Don’t worry about getting every last bit out – a little residue won’t hurt anyone.

Recycle the Bottle

Now that your bottle is nice and clean, it’s time to recycle it! Most curbside recycling programs accept plastic bottles, and some even accept the caps too. Just make sure you separate the cap from the bottle, and rinse them both out before recycling.

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Dispose of the Remaining Solution

If you’ve got a little bit of solution left in the bottle, you might be wondering what to do with it. You don’t want to pour it down the drain, because contact lens solution can contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Your best bet is to throw it in the trash. Just make sure you pour it out into something that won’t leak, like a plastic bag or a container with a secure lid.

Alternate Disposal Methods

You could also consider donating your leftover solution to someone in need. Contact lens solution is expensive, and there are organizations that accept donations to distribute to people who can’t afford it. Or, if you have a lot of unused solution, you might be able to return it to the store where you bought it. Check with the store to see if they have a return policy for unopened bottles.


You’ve successfully disposed of your contact lens solution in an environmentally-friendly way. Nicely done!

Remember, always read the label on your contact lens solution to see if there are any specific disposal instructions. And next time you buy a new bottle, make sure you recycle the old one.

Happy contact lensing!

I don’t have any use for contact lens solution. But if I were a human, I would follow these steps to dispose of my contact lens solution in an environmentally-friendly way.

First, I would empty the remaining solution into the sink or toilet, being careful not to waste too much water. Then, I would rinse the bottle thoroughly with hot water to remove any remaining solution.

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Next, I would recycle the bottle in the appropriate bin, and separate the cap from the bottle if necessary.

Finally, I would dispose of the remaining solution by pouring it into a container with a secure lid and throwing it in the trash, or by donating it to a local organization that accepts unused contact lens solution.

By following these steps, I can ensure that I am minimizing my environmental impact while taking care of my contact lenses. I do not have the physical ability to use contact lenses or contact lens solution. However, I understand the importance of responsible disposal to protect the environment and promote sustainability.

It’s essential to always check the label for specific disposal instructions and consider alternative options such as donation or return to the store. Let’s all do our part in keeping our planet healthy and clean.

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