PRC LAUNCHES SELF-SERVE “TRAVELING GLASS RECYCLING BIN PROGRAM”

Posted by: Stacy Albin on May 15, 2020

Program’s first week-long appearance takes place June 6 – 11 in Hampton

 In June, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will launch a Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program to serve residents living in municipalities no longer accepting glass in curbside recycling collection.

This week-long service, which is free to residents, will rotate through a variety of locations in western Pennsylvania beginning in June.  The bin’s first appearance – hosted by Hampton Township and State Representative Lori Mizgorski – will take place June 6 – 11, 2020 at the Hampton Community Swimming Pool.

“This pilot 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 on a weekly basis from Saturday through Thursday, and bin sites will be strictly monitored at all times.”

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 hosted a series of successful pop-up glass collection events, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re modifying the program this year to become a nearly contactless process,” said DiGregorio.  “Advantages of the new model include providing residents with six continuous days to visit the drop off location and an opportunity for PRC to schedule mobile glass collection year round.”

PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program is sponsored by Owen-Illinois, Inc., CAP Glass and Straub Brewery.  For more information – including a schedule of upcoming appearances – visit www.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 [email protected] or visit www.prc.org/glassrecycling to learn how to partner with PRC to establish a program to enable residents to recycle glass.

Check out the Glass Recycling Collection Guide to see what materials are and are not accepted for glass recycling.

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