|Cap collection waiting to be recycled|
Items that hate to send to landfill and was curious about recycling are the various lids that come on food and personal care items: soda bottle caps, yogurt lids, shampoo bottle lids, etc. I discovered that Aveda has a bottle cap recycling program but the nearest one to me is about 45 minutes away and not on my usual route when I run errands. So that was out of the question and I started researching. I found two sites that will accept caps, lids, and some other #5 plastics. They are Caps-N-Cups in Indiana and Weisenbach Recycled Products in Ohio through their Caps Can Do program.
It might seem silly to mail a box of caps for recycling, but when you consider the gas I would use (and do use) to drive to my local recycling centers, it really makes more sense to mail them. If you're interested in sending items to one of these organizations, check out the web sites as there are some items that they do not take. Sending the wrong items can taint an entire batch and render your efforts a waste of time.