bottle caps - remove before placing in bins

C.A.R. GREEN TIP OF THE WEEK: MORE ON RECYCLING PLASTIC BOTTLE CAPS
Because plastic bottle caps are made from a different grade of plastic (one that requires more heat to melt) than the actual bottles they seal, they should be removed before being placed in a recycling bin. Otherwise, someone at the recycling center will have to manually remove the caps. For this reason, many municipalities do not collect the caps. Check with your municipality and, if it doesn't accept the caps, contact earth911.org to find a location that does.