F.A.Q. > What We Do and Don't Recycle > Can I leave my plastic bottle caps on the bottles?

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Yes, you can but, unfortunately, the caps will likely not be recycled. Bottle caps are generally made out of a different type of plastic than the bottle or container they belong to and are currently not recyclable here in North Texas. Caps can also become dangerous projectiles during the recycling process (in which great amounts of pressure are variously applied) and can cause damage to both humans and machinery. Bottom line: Don't worry too much about removing your bottle caps--we'll take care of that--but be aware where they are ending up.

Last updated on October 28, 2010 by Eddie Lott