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How to dispose of bottle caps, wine corks and milk lids

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 Bottle caps and milk jug lids

Bottle caps

Put small metal lids and small plastic lids in your black cart as garbage.

Tip: If the lid is smaller than the palm of your hand, it belongs in the garbage.

This includes:

  • Beer caps
  • Pop lids
  • Milk caps
  • Wine caps (including aluminum caps)
  • Bottle lids
  • Beverage lids

Why can't this be recycled?

Even if they are made from a recyclable material, caps are too small and light to be sorted properly by the sorting machines at the recycling facility and end up contaminating other recyclables.