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Plastic bottle caps and lids.

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.

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