Thoroughly rinse out all milk jugs before you recycle them. Mold will grow if there is any trace of leftover milk, which can lead to an entire load being thrown out.
Leave Caps Attached
It’s OK to recycle caps and lids as long as they are still attached to their original plastic containers.
Don't Crush Plastic
Crushing items may save space, but it makes it harder for optical sorting technology to properly sort plastic items. Help plastic recyclables get sorted correctly by leaving them in their original shape.
Ways to Reuse
Make a Handy Scoop
With its convenient handle, a milk jug makes a great scoop for gardening, dog food, or for the kids’ sandbox. Just cut the bottom off with a pair of scissors.