Plastic bottles are not all the same. Different products require a different kind of plastic bottle to contain them.
In the Rockford Area plastic bottles labeled #1 – 7 are recyclable curbside by Rock River Disposal. All other types of plastic bottles, though they may be collected by trash haulers, will wind up in the landfill.
Your plastic bottles should be placed in the blue recycling bin (for blue recycling bins call (815)965-2489). For those not served by a curbside trash hauler, plastic bottles labeled #1 or #2 with “neck and shoulders” may be taken to Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Centers.