Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Bottle Caps or Jar Lids

In recycling

  • Small plastic bottle caps if screwed onto an empty plastic bottle
  • Loose plastic and metal lids 3-inches in diameter or larger

In garbage

  • Loose lids less than 3-inches in diameter
  • Loose plastic bottle caps
  • Metal beer and soda caps

Decrease waste: Choose reusable items or donate to thrift stores.