When you rinse out a steel or tin can for recycling, you might wonder: Is the lid recyclable? The answer is yes, since it is made from the same material as the body of the can. But before you add it to your recyclables, gently touch the sides of the lid and see if the edges are razor-sharp. Even modern-day recycling facilities still do much of their sorting by hand, so sharp edges can injure workers. To prevent this, place the lid inside the can and press the rim together to narrow the opening. This prevents the lid from falling out and still lets you recycle the entire can, lid and all.
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