Tuesday, June 27, 2023

PA Resources Council, City Of Washington Partner On Permanent Glass Recycling Station In Washington County

Residents in the
City of Washington, Washington County can soon drop off glass bottles, jars and jugs at a permanent recycling bin in the Public Works Garage parking lot thanks to a partnership with Pennsylvania Resources Council to provide reliable, uninterrupted glass recycling access.

Beginning on June 30, residents can drop off all colors of glass bottles, jars and jugs at 900 E. Wheeling St. during designated hours as part of a region-wide glass recycling network. 

“Glass is still one of the most recyclable materials we generate in our homes, and the market for glass recycling is very strong,” according to PRC Deputy Director Sarah Alessio Shea.  “When you take the time to use glass-only drop-off sites, 98 to 100% of the glass collected is recycled into new bottles and jars, while only an average of 60 to 70% of glass collected in curbside programs is able to be captured for recycling.”

The blue recycling bin will be available for self-serve drop off weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and first and third Saturdays of each month from 9 a.m. to Noon. 

 Individuals can deposit glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors (no 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.

All glass collected will be hauled by Michael Brothers to CAP Glass in Mt. Pleasant, Pa.  There it will be sorted and prepared for use by regional glass product manufacturers.  

A bottle, jar or jug dropped in the City of Washington bin can be recycled and back on a store shelf in less than 30 days. 

The Public Works Garage parking lot permanent recycling site is sponsored by the City of Washington and Owens-Illinois with support from Washington City Council, Rotary Club of Washington and Range Resources.  

For more information regarding glass recycling, including temporary recycling locations, visit the PRC Glass Recycling webpage.

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: June 27, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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