Friday, July 16, 2021

Allegheny County, PA Resources Council Partner On Glass Recycling Collection Events Thru December

On July 15, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced the county has partnered with the
Pennsylvania Resources Council to offer its Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program at eight of the county’s nine parks

Beginning on Saturday, July 17, the bin will be located in each park for six days, Saturday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to allow residents a resource to recycle glass.

“We have heard from residents throughout the county who are looking for an outlet to recycle glass, as their municipality no longer offers glass recycling through its curbside program,” said Fitzgerald. “We’re delighted to partner with PRC to offer this service to our residents who are still interested in being environmentally conscious of their impact on the environment.”

The Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program provides a free recycling option using a bin that rotates through locations in western Pennsylvania. Since the program began 13 months ago, 160 tons of glass have been collected at 28 separate sites.

Individuals can drop off glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors. No color sorting is 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.

Collection Schedule/Locations

The county park schedule follows:

-- July 17-22: Hartwood Acres Park

-- August 7-12: Harrison Hills Park

-- September 18-23: Boyce Park

-- October 2: Settlers Cabin - 1 Day Event as part of PRC Hard To Recycle Collection

-- October 2-7: Deer Lakes Park

-- October 23-28: South Park

-- November 6-11: Round Hill Park

-- November 27 - December 2:  North Park

-- December 4-9: White Oak Park

Click Here for more details on times and specific bin locations.

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. 

The collection sites at the county parks is made possible through a partnership with the county’s Sustainability Program. 

For more information, including a schedule of upcoming appearances and information about partnership opportunities, visit PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling webpage or call 412-488-7490.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on FacebookClick Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.

PRC is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental organization founded in 1939.  PRC has worked to protect resources for future generations through environmental education, recycling, waste diversion programs, anti-litter campaigns and other initiatives. 

Related Article:

-- PA Resources Council Hosts Aug. 14 Household Chemical Collection Event In Allegheny County

[Posted: July 16, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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