Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) is seeking municipal partners in 2024 to host its Traveling Glass Recycling Bin, which provides a free recycling service to residents by rotating through a variety of Pennsylvania locations.
“Since early 2020, the bin has visited numerous locations for weeklong engagements to provide residents with a convenient method for recycling glass,” according to PRC Executive Director Darren Spielman. “When you take the time to use glass-only drop-off sites, nearly 100 percent of the glass collected is recycled into new bottles and jars, while curbside programs typically capture around 40 percent of glass for recycling. A bottle, jar or jug dropped in the bin today could be recycled and back on a store shelf in less than 30 days.”
BRING GLASS RECYCLING TO YOUR COMMUNITY
PRC is actively seeking glass recycling partners!
The Traveling Glass Bin is a weeklong “rental” of PRC’s glass collection container with maintenance and hauling services included, a temporary glass recycling infrastructure that a community can invest in for a modest fee.
This turnkey program can be booked for a single appearance or on a recurring schedule such as quarterly. PRC coordinates site identification, container delivery and transportation of collected material.
During daylight hours, individuals can drop off glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors with no color sorting required.
CLICK HERE to learn how to bring glass recycling to your community.
If you’re a citizen living in a neighborhood no longer collecting glass curbside, bring this program to the attention of your municipal manager!
“Reasons for recycling glass include the fact that glass can be recycled endlessly,” said Spielman “A glass bottle or jar dropped into the Traveling Bin can be recycled and back on a store shelf in as little as 30 days.”