Boyle County is recycling about all it can without curbside pickup, Donna Fechter, solid waste coordinator, told magistrates Tuesday.
The 2003 solid waste report is out, and it shows a 7 percent increase in recycling from 2002. Most of the increase comes from business and industry recycling.
Residents threw away 7,112 tons of garbage, a 5 percent increase from 2002.
Fechter said it was encouraging that the recycling rate has kept up with the rate that people throw out garbage, but that they might soon be topping off on recycling.
"It's easy to walk out there and throw (garbage) in the can and not think about it, but it costs," Judge-Executive Tony Wilder said.