How to Recycle Metal Jar Lids?


Most recycling centers will take metal jar lids. Make sure they are cleaned of food and separated from the jar they were once attached to. If you do not have a recycling center near you, or your center does not take metal lids, you can reuse them. Many jars and lids are inter-changeable, so you can find another jar even if you don't have the original. Use them to store leftovers or juice. You could also make some creative craft projects out of them.
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Metal jar lids go on top of glass jars so that the items inside stay fresh. A metal jar lid will come with glass canning jars. They have a freshness seal that will pop up if the lid has been opened prior to you opening it. A metal jar lid can be very difficult to open because it has an airtight seal that almost impenetrable. One of the biggest complaints about metal jar lids is that older people have such a difficult time opening them that it can cause them pain.
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