Numbers on Plastic Products

When we sort our plastic containers, it’s important that we check for a number on the product to determine whether we can recycle it or not. Typically the number can be found on the bottom of the container. In the example below, the number is located on the side of the bottle near the bottom. Plastic items stamped #1 and #2 can be recycled in Winneshiek County. Plastic products labeled #3 through #7 and those that do not contain numbers cannot be recycled in Winneshiek County, as there is no market for those materials at this time.