Americans generated 33 million tons of plastics in 2014, about 13 percent of the waste stream. Only 9.5% of plastics were recycled in 2013. Gallatin’s recycling program accepts some, but not all, types of plastics.
Plastic Resin Codes
Generally, if the code reads 1 or 2 it can be recycled; however, the code number on the bottom of your product is not a reliable indicator of whether something can get recycled. Recycle by shape! Bottles, jars, and jugs – is the best way to know what is