No, the information is not correct with respect to Mountain View.
In Mountain View, you may include plastic caps and lids without fear that the bottle or tub will be rejected.
However, most caps and lids are not
accepted for recycling because they cause problems with the baling equipment and are not the type of plastic manufacturers desire. We prefer that caps and lids not be included, but the recycling process removes many of them.
During the recycling process, containers are sorted, washed, shredded and flaked; and contaminants, like paper labels and caps/lids, are skimmed out of the mixture prior to melting.
Therefore, recycle caps/lids if they are marked #1 through #7, or if needed to keep your cart clean from sticky or oily food residues (syrup, honey or salad oil containers).
If you forget to remove the cap or lid, fear not, the container will be recycled in Mountain View.
Remember, each community's recycling program may be a little different due to market conditions or processing equipment. For information on our recycling programs, please contact the City's Solid Waste & Recycling Section at 650-903-6311 or visit www.MVRecycle.org