Monday, August 29, 2022

PA Resources Council Announces Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Locations For September In Allegheny County; PRC Seeking More Partners For 2023

The Pennsylvania Resources Council
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 locations in September will be--

-- September 3 – 8: South Fayette Municipal Building (Allegheny County), 515 Millers Run Rd, Morgan, PA 15064 hosted by South Fayette Township

-- September 17 – 22: Hartwood Acres Park (Allegheny County) Amphitheater overflow lot, Middle Road hosted by Allegheny County

“The bin visits various locations on a weekly basis from Saturday through Thursday, typically from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and provides residents with a safe method for recycling glass while eliminating the need to interact with other individuals,” 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.

During the first half of 2022, PRC’s glass recycling program has enabled 21,000 households in western Pennsylvania to drop 420 tons 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 on the program, visit PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program webpage.

PRC Seeking Partners For 2023

Municipalities interested in hosting PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin in 2023 can contact PRC at or visit Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program webpage 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.”

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, watershed and other initiatives. 

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[Posted: August 29, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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