How to Responsibly Dispose of Plastic Caps

A stack of plastic tape accessories and medication pills.

Plastic caps are commonly found on bottles and containers. While they are made of plastic, they cannot be recycled along with other types of plastic due to their small size and different composition. However, there are ways to responsibly dispose of plastic caps:

Method 1: Check with Local Recycling Facility: Some recycling facilities accept plastic caps if they are separated from the bottles. Contact your local recycling facility to see if they have specific instructions for plastic caps.

Method 2: Reuse or Donate: Plastic caps can be reused in various craft projects or donated to art centers, schools, or local organizations that can find creative uses for them.

Method 3: Landfill: If there are no recycling or reuse options available, the last resort is to dispose of plastic caps in the landfill. However, it is important to note that plastic caps are small and can easily become litter if not properly contained.