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Waste & Recycling September 28, 2020 12:30:15 AM

Glass Recycling Event in Hampton Bumped Up to 5 Days to Meet Demand

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To coincide with the glass collection, a free paper-shredding event also will be held in the pool parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 10.

Glass Recycling Event in Hampton Bumped Up to 5 Days to Meet Demand

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): Residents in Hampton and many other communities can no longer put glass out for recycling, but there are plenty of people who cringe at the thought of their used bottles and jars being tossed in a landfill. “There are a lot of people who have simply been trained to recycle,” said Hampton manager Chris Lochner. “And there are others who believe that it’s essential to participate in recycling whenever possible.”

Hampton learned just how passionate some people are about reducing waste when it held a glass recycling event in the spring. “When we set the program up, we were hoping to fill one dumpster,” Lochner said. “We ended up filling five of them. We had people coming in from Moon Township to drop off glass.”

Hampton will once again play host to a recycling event — this time for five days from Oct. 10 to 15. The collection bins will be set up from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the parking of the Hampton Township Community Swimming Pool at 3101 McCully Road. There is no cost for residents of any community to drop off all colors of glass bottles, jars and jugs. All containers must be empty, but caps and lids can be left on.

To coincide with the glass collection, a free paper-shredding event also will be held in the pool parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 10. To manage the flow of traffic, residents must sign up through the office of state Sen. Lindsey Williams, D-38th, who is sponsoring the collection.

While the commercial waste haulers that provide recycling services for municipalities say exporting glass, especially to China, has become a financial bust, there is a domestic market for glass, according to Ashley DiGregorio, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Resource Council, which is coordinating the collection event.

Courtesy: www.wasteadvantage.com                 

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