Public Works provides essential services to the citizens of Gallatin in a prompt, courteous, safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Our dedicated employees strive to build, maintain, and operate public infrastructure in a professional and economical manner while respecting the environment and preserving these assets for succeeding generations.
RURAL RECYCLING HIT HARD BY SHIFTING SCRAP MARKET
Rural and small-town residents are starting to get squeezed by a change that is wreaking havoc on the global recycling market. China, for decades the world's largest importer of wastepaper, used plastic and scrap metal, last year stopped accepting.....more
CONTAMINATED RECYCLABLES END UP IN THE LANDFILL
Each year, thousands of pounds of recycled materials can't be processed because of contamination. You recycle, you care, now just be aware of prep work that needs to be done so recycled materials can be processed like you intended.
Don't bag your recyclables
- plastic bags and film get tangled in the machinery
Don't include food-soiled items
- they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash
Don't include sharp or dangerous materials
like needles and electronics that can cause injury to our workers
Don't toss in "tanglers"
like rubber hoses and wires that can shut down an entire recycling center