Plastic Lids Other Recycling Check the Plastic Type If the lid is plastic #1-6 it can be recycled. If it is #7 or #0 PLA it belongs in the Landfill. Skip The Lid Sometimes you don’t need a lid for your coffee or fountain drink, especially if you’re dining in. When possible, skip the lid to reduce your environmental impact. Ways to Reduce Bring Your Own Cup Carry a travel mug or water bottle instead of using disposable coffee cups or plastic cups.