Plastic Lids Put in Garbage Check the Plastic Type Dispose of lids according to their plastic type. Lids for plastic cups are generally made from plastic #1. Most coffee cup lids are made from plastic #6. Soda cup lids are usually made from plastic #7, and might be marked “Other.” Lids for plastic tubs and takeout containers are typically made from plastic #1 or plastic #5. Ways to Reduce Bring Your Own Cup Carry a travel mug or water bottle instead of using disposable coffee cups or plastic cups. Ways to Reuse Repurpose Plastic Lids Plastic lids can be repurposed as soap trays, party coasters and more. Check out this list for inspiration.