- Tuesday, February 23, 2016

One of the most common questions that Keep American Beautiful hears is about what to do with the caps on bottles. Everybody knows that plastic bottles can be recycled, but what about their caps?

YES they can be recycled! Thanks to improved sorting processes, we can recycle plastic bottle caps with no added effort! Just empty the contents of the bottle, put the cap on, and toss it in the recycling bin. In fact, this works for shampoo bottles, laundry detergent, peanut butter jars, and most other common household items too. And yes, the cap does have to be on the bottle - that way it makes it through the sorting facility. As always, check locally to see what your local recycling program accepts.

Original by Keep America Beautiful