Volunteer Recycling & Salvage, Inc.
121 Morningside Drive
P.O. Box 634
Portland, TN 37148
(615) 325-2176 (Voice)
Please click here for more information.
The City of Portland Recycling Program
The City of Portland, in conjunction with QRS Recycling, runs a single-stream recycling program. With this form of recycling, city residents will be able to put all varieties of recyclables in one container with NO SORTING.
Here is a basic list of what can go in the recycling
• Paper / newspaper / soft-covered books / telephone directories / magazines / junk mail
• #1-#7 Plastics (no plastic film or bubble wrap)
• Aluminum Cans
• Tin Cans
Items which are unacceptable:
• Hazardous chemicals
• Motor oil
• Paper towels
• Toilet paper
• Materials contaminated with food (e.g., pizza boxes*, fast food containers, etc.)
The two drop-off sites are located at:
1) City Mechanic Shop on Morningside Drive
2) Street Department Building on Stevison Ham Road.
Please be considerate and put only the listed recyclables in the containers, and please keep the area free of trash and debris. Thank you.
*Find out more about recycling pizza boxes:
Gallatin Recycling Locations
Sumner County Resource Authority
Rappahannock Wire Road
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Accepts: Aluminum cans, tin cans, magazines, newspapers.
For more information, please call the Sumner County Resource Authority at (615) 452-1114.
641 Long Hollow Pike
Accepts: Glass bottles, plastic, cardboard, newspaper, tin and aluminum. Bins are located behind the Public Works Office, 641 Long Hollow Pike.
239 Hancock Street
Accepts: Newspapers, magazines, steel and aluminum cans. Bins are next to the Gallatin Public Utilities Office, 239 Hancock Street.
Old Cell Phones
Take your old, unwanted cell phone to the vehicle emissions testing station when you get your car inspected. They will give you a $5 phone card and make sure the phone is properly disposed of.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has information on where and how to recycle used oil. They even have free pickup for farms that have large quantities of used oil. Please visit their web site: http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/dca/oil.php
We talk our old batteries to the Batteries Plus store in Gallatin. They are located in the shopping center between Publix and Green Lea Boulevard. They accept all kinds of batteries: flashlight batteries, rechargeable batteries, car batteries, etc. There is no charge.
1545 Nashville Pike, Suite 104,
Gallatin, TN 37066
Battery store Hours
Fri : 7:30-6:00
Join the FreeCycle Movement that's spreading around the world. There are over 2,500 FreeCycle groups around the planet -- one right here in Portland! Over 1,000,000 people belong to a group. The goal of FreeCycling is to reduce the amount of useable stuff that winds up being thrown away, filling up our landfills, and using up our natural resources. Members post items online that they no longer want: a table, a power tool, a bed, a toy, clothes, a computer, whatever. Another member spots something he/she wants, contacts the current owner, and receives the item for free. No money changes hands. Simple and elegant, and less unnecessary waste! To join the online Portland FreeCycle group, please click here.