Yes, metal, hybrid and plastic paint can lids are recyclable. As steel retains its properties through the recycling process, it can be recycled repeatedly. Old metal paint cans are used to make tools, equipment and building materials. In fact, many of our metal paint cans are made of at least 25% post-consumer content. Additionally, many of our plastic paint cans are regrind containers. Regrind containers are made up of ground up plastic that has been previously used, then ground up into raw material and made into something entirely new. These containers will almost always be black.