PRC’s new “Traveling Glass Recycling Bin” will spend a week in South Fayette Township as the next stop on its journey throughout western Pennsylvania to serve residents living in municipalities no longer accepting glass in curbside recycling collection.
The weeklong drop-off service, which is free to residents, will be available Saturday July 11, through Thursday, July 16, in the South Fayette Township Municipal Building parking lot, Allegheny County.
GUIDELINES FOR USING SELF-SERVE GLASS RECYCLING BIN
- Glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors accepted
- Containers should be empty and rinsed, with lids and labels still on
- No color sorting required
- Bags and boxes used to deliver glass must be discarded off-site
- Items NOT in the bin include cut glass, glass bakeware, mirrors, porcelain/ceramics, stemware, window glass, light bulbs and televisions (call PA Recycling Referral Hotline at 1-800-346-4242 for available outlets for these items)
“This program expands PRC’s current glass recycling collection opportunities by providing residents with a safe method for recycling glass while eliminating the need to interact with other individuals or touch shared surfaces,” according to PRC Environmental Program Coordinator Ashley DiGregorio. “Self-serve glass drop off will be available during daylight hours, providing residents with six continuous days to visit the location.”
PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program is sponsored by Owen-Illinois, Inc. and CAP Glass. For more information – including a schedule of upcoming appearances – visit prc.org/glassrecycling or call 412-488-7490.
Municipalities interested in hosting PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin or establishing a permanent glass collection site can contact PRC at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit prc.org/glassrecycling to learn how to partner with PRC to establish a program to enable residents to recycle glass.