Lids must be removed from bottles and containers before placing in the recycling bin but leaving them loose in your recycling bin means they are often too small to be captured at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) where recyclables are sorted.
We’ve been told to put these in the waste bin BUT now you can simply collect plastic lids in a milk bottle and once full, loosely place original lid on and place in your recycling bin with a lid on. Sorters at the MRF's will easily be able to identify and sort your milk bottle with lids and recycle it with other mixed and miscellaneous plastics.
NOTE: If your council doesn’t recycle #6 and #7 plastics, collect them separately and take to a friends bin whose council does and prevent it going to landfill waste. www.IRECYCLE.com.au