Coffee cups aren’t accepted in our Recycle Everywhere bins. Coffee cups are considered contamination in many recycling programs because of the material composition of the cups, and the end-market for the materials they’re made of. Each brand of coffee cup can be made up of very different materials for the lining and outer casing. This makes it hard for processors to come up with a universal solution to separate these materials from each other. Lids are accepted in some communities but it’s always important to check with your local municipality first.