Can Bottle Tops be Recycled?.
This might depend on the council, or recycle plant, concerned.
However, one common theme is: Bottle tops and lids must always be removed from any bottle or container you place in your recycling bin.
Many bottle lids are made from a different type of plastic than the containers they’re attached to, and should therefore be separated.
It is currently advised that small plastic bottle tops should not be placed in recycling bins.
Unless your local council advises otherwise, plastic tops should be removed and thrown into the garbage before putting the bottle in the recycling.
Most councils see lids in the recycling as contamination although a few do accept them.