What can I do with unwanted contact lenses?
Recycle your unused, unexpired and unopened contact lenses by donating them to places like Goodwill or the non-profit organization DonateContacts. While many of Goodwill facilities accept unused contact lenses and used glasses, be sure to call the location nearest to you to double-check.
Are contacts biodegradable?
The short answer is, no. Disposable contact lenses are not compostable, and unfortunately, they’re also not recyclable through the normal channels.