Resource Recycling Article

Is The Glass Half-Full?

In the single-stream era, glass tends to get lumped in the contaminant category, but there might be more solutions available for this important material than many realize.

Momentum Recycling was featured in Resource Recycling’s article this month by Dylan De Thomas.  The article highlights the leaders in glass processing innovations and cities around the country who have developed alternative ways of glass collection.  Below is a link to the article:

Is the Glass Half Full? (Resource Recycling February 2016)

 

Ogden, Utah Glass Recycling

Ogden’s Glass Recycling Program a Smashing Success

Ogden City Glass Recycling

Glass recycling in Ogden, Utah began as a City-provided service in 2013 with the establishment of three (3) drop-off sites located around Ogden. Reporter Cathy McKitrick of the Standard Examiner checked up on the status of this initiative in her most recent report below:

 

Ogden’s Glass Recycling a Smashing Success?

OGDEN — Since August 2013, Ogden’s glass recycling bins have kept 359 tons — or 718,000 pounds — of bottles, jars and other breakables out of the landfill.

In 2013, the city contracted with Salt Lake City-based Momentum Recycling for three giant collection bins to be stationed around the city. That five-year contract is set to expire in February 2018, according to Momentum President John Lair, and the city pays nothing for the service.

“The bins, the hauling, and the recycling of the glass is all done at our cost. The city provides the locations for the bins, and has personnel monitor the locations to clean up any broken glass that doesn’t find its way into the bins,” Lair said, describing the terms as “a very good deal for the city, given the current tonnage collected.”

However, if Ogden’s current glass recycling rates fail to rise, Lair said that future contracts could require Momentum to begin charging the city fees.

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Glass Bottle Recycling

Recycling Today Article: Getting to the Bottom of Glass

From the 2015 Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference, Recycling Today updates conference attendees on where glass recycling stands today, how to improve the collection and processing of the material and offered suggestions of ways to manage glass’ challenges.

Read the full article here:

https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/paper-and-plastics-recycling-conference-2015-glass-recycling

 

Glass Bottle Recycling