Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Plastic Lids

In recycling

Lids 3-inches in diameter or larger go in the recycling. This includes:

  • Yogurt container lids
  • Margarine tub lids
  • Deli container lids
  • Cold and hot drink cup lids
  • Small plastic caps if screwed onto an empty plastic bottle

In garbage

  • Lids less than 3-inches in diameter
  • Loose plastic bottle caps

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