Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on November 29, 2021

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’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin makes one weeklong engagement in December 2021:

December 4 – 9 @ WHITE OAK PARK (Allegheny County)
2632 McClintock Road, White Oak, PA 15131
engagement sponsored by Allegheny County

“The bin visits various locations on a weekly basis from Saturday through Thursday, typically from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and provides residents with a safe method for recycling glass while eliminating the need to interact with other individuals or touch shared surfaces,” according to Ashley DiGregorio, PRC Recycling Markets and Grants Manager.

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.

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 www.prc.org/glassreycling.



Municipalities interested in hosting PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin in 2022 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.

“PRC is continually seeking local government and commercial partners to help revitalize glass recycling through regional collaboration,” said DiGregorio.  “Our municipal partners recognize that recycled glass is in high demand and wish to maintain vital recycling collection services for their residents, while business partners become increasingly aware of the multiple economic and environmental benefits of our program.”


Categories: Recycling