Plastic

At this time, Hill Country Recycling is accepting Plastic 1’s & Plastic 2’s.

How to tell the difference in plastic:
On the plastic material there will be a recycle symbol, inside the recycle symbol there will be a single number 1-7. If there is a 1 or a 2 inside the symbol it is acceptable at our facility.

Plastic #1 – PET, PETE

Polyethylene Terephthalate

Where You’ll Find It:

  • Bottles for water, soft drinks, juice, sports drinks, mouthwash, ketchup, beer and salad dressings
  • Food jars, such as peanut butter, jelly, jam and pickles
  • Microwavable food trays

Why They Use It: Plastic #1 is a clear plastic that is ideal for beverages because of its moisture-barrier properties. This material has smooth surfaces and is made for high impact. So drop it, roll it or throw it – the resin will hold its shape and protect the substance inside.

Plastic #2 – HDPE

High Density Polyethylene

Where You’ll Find It:

  • Shopping bags
  • Milk jugs
  • Bottles for shampoo, dish and laundry detergent, household cleaners
  • Water and soda bottles
  • Cereal box liners
  • Shipping containers

Why They Use It: Plastic #2 is translucent and relatively stiff. These properties create a strong barrier, are suitable for high temperatures and the material is virtually crack-resistant. It is also well-suited for products that have a longer shelf-life. Its chemical resistance make it ideal for bleaches and detergents.