Usually, when recycling, I see cartons with labels saying to "empty and replace cap." However, labels such as the following lack such a notice:

A recycling label that says "Coated Paper: Carton"

When placing the carton in the recycle container, am I permitted to include the cap, or should I recycle only the carton?


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The legal answer is, if and only if the local authorities or your contract allow it. Recycling may be mandated by local ordinance: check the local ordinance. Or you may have a private contract with a company: check that contract.

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