Can I recycle plastic bottle caps?

Plastic bottle caps are not accepted loose in any local recycling program because they are too small for the equipment to sort. Most recycling programs ask you to re-attach the cap to the bottle, although some ask you to discard caps. Check to see what your municipality wants you to do, and if you’re not sure, it’s better to be safe and dispose of plastic bottle caps in the garbage.

Need specific information for where you live?

Recycling rules differ from each municipality. Check the rules in your area by downloading the Recycle Coach app. Search your municipality here to see how active Recycle Coach already is in your area: