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Waste & Recycling September 16, 2020 01:00:04 AM

“Travelling Glass Recycling Bin Program” Reports Success for First 100 Days

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PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program, which is free to residents, provides a weeklong service that rotates through a variety of locations. 

“Travelling Glass Recycling Bin Program” Reports Success for First 100 Days

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): Since launching its Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program in early June to serve residents living in municipalities no longer accepting glass in curbside recycling collection, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) has collected more than 58 tons of glass and expanded the program’s format during its first 100 days on the road.

“Thanks to the support of our sponsors and partners, more than 3,000 households in western Pennsylvania have recycled their glass bottles, jars and jugs in a convenient and contact-free format close to home,” according to PRC Environmental Program Coordinator Ashley DiGregorio.  “While many communities have lost access to recycling glass curbside, glass is still a highly valuable and recyclable commodity.”

PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program, which is free to residents, provides a weeklong service that rotates through a variety of locations.  The self-serve bin setup eliminates the need to interact with other individuals or touch shared surfaces. “Since early June, the bin has visited nine municipalities, including one that collected 18 tons of glass – that’s a 30-yard bin filled four times – for recycling in just six days,” said DiGregorio.  “In addition to the weeklong engagements, PRC has recently introduced one-day bin appearances at its hard-to-recycle collection events as an additional service to residents in western Pennsylvania.”

Courtesy: www.wasteadvantage.com 

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