PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program provides a free recycling service that rotates through a variety of locations in western Pennsylvania. This innovative program provides residents with a higher quality glass recycling option than typical curbside programs, ensuring that glass deposited into the bin meets the highest standards and can be fully recycled.
PRC Traveling Glass Recycling Bin weeklong engagements in July 2023:
July 8-13 @ HARTWOOD ACRES (Allegheny County)
Amphitheater Overflow Lot
4100 Middle Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101
hosted by Allegheny County
July 15-20 @ LAWRENCE COUNTY
Lawrence County Government Center, intersection of Court and Walnut Streets
430 Court St, New Castle, PA 16101
hosted by Lawrence County
July 22-27 @ MERCER COUNTY
28 6th Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125
hosted by Mercer County
“The bin visits various locations on a weekly basis from Saturday through Thursday, typically from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,” according to PRC Glass Program Coordinator Simon Joseph. “A bottle, jar or jug dropped in the bin today could be recycled and back on a store shelf in less than 30 days.”
Individuals can drop off glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors (no color sorting required). Containers should be empty and rinsed, with lids and labels still on. Bags and boxes used to deliver glass must be discarded off-site.
Last year, PRC’s glass recycling program enabled 45,000 households in western Pennsylvania to drop of nearly two million pounds of bottles, jars and jugs for recycling.
PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program is sponsored by Owens-Illinois, Inc. and CAP Glass and is made possible through a partnership with Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling. For more information, visit prc.org/glass.