If it's metal, we can take it. Also if it topped off a yogurt or baby food pouch.
Leave them on the plastic bottle and recycle it!
If they are clean and more than 3 inches, recycle it!
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Neither pouch tops nor metal bottle caps are recyclable curbside in our area. Some people try to do that and it can clog up recycling centers.
The proper thing to do is send them to a landfill, but we’ve found a better home for them with some local artists.
Your old bottle caps and pouch tops will be used by local artists, Polly Purvis and Tony Stinson. These artists create works of art from products that might otherwise go to waste.
Since beginning in 2016, the Seattle Recycled Arts Festival has been educating the community about recycled art and showcasing many talented artists living in our area. They define recycled art as pieces made from at least 75% recycled materials.
By creating art from what otherwise might end up in landfills, they are protecting our resources and also inspiring creativity at the same time. Ridwell is one of the sponsors of this year’s event being held June 9, 2019 at the Georgetown Carnival. Stop by our booth and say hello if you’re attending!