We are proud to announce a new partnership with the city of Pocatello, Idaho! Residents can now recycle their glass at 1 of 10 locations around the area. The glass collected will be transported to Momentum Recycling’s glass recycling facility in Salt Lake City to be processed.
Below is the full press release:
May 30, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Debbie Brady, Recycling Coordinator, at 208-234-6163
Glass Recycling Begins June 4 in Pocatello
Starting June 4, Pocatello residents will be able to recycle glass in the Gate City.
Recently, the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department partnered with Momentum Recycling. Under the agreement,
residents can drop off approved glass items at one of ten dumpsters placed around the community. City crews will
pick up the dumpsters and deposit the glass at a holding area. After that, Momentum will take the glass to their
facility in Salt Lake City.
“Glass recycling is one of the most requested services by residents,” said Debbie Brady, Recycling Coordinator with
the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer this program to the community.”
“At Momentum Recycling, we are committed to diverting as much glass as possible from the waste stream and
seeing it recycled into new products,” said John Lair, President and Chief Executive Officer of Momentum
Recycling. “Our partnership with the City of Pocatello is very exciting, as hundreds of tons of glass each year will
now have a new life as useful consumer products.”
A list of approved items can be found at pocatello.us/DocumentCenter/View/4623. Porcelain, ceramics,
automotive, mirrors, and light bulbs will not be accepted. Residents are asked not to place glass items into their
blue, recycling autocarts. The locations with containers are:
Sister City Park Area – Pocatello Creek Road
Portneuf Wellness Complex/Fairgrounds – 2375 Olympus Drive
City Hall – 911 N. 7th Avenue
Ridley’s on Main – 911 N. Main Street
Albertson’s – 330 E. Benton Street
Union Pacific Railroad Parking Lot – Near the Old Town Bark Park
Idaho State University – Holt Arena Area
Costco – 305 W. Quinn Road
Western Recycling – 3034 Garret Way
Bannock County Landfill – 1500 N Fort Hall Mine Road
Officials estimate that 240 tons of glass will be kept out of the landfill each year. Recycled glass can be used for
making fiberglass insulation, bottles, bricks, and sandblast media.
The City is holding a ribbon cutting with the Pocatello Chiefs Monday, June 4 at 11 a.m. in the Pocatello City Hall
parking lot to officially kick off the glass recycling program.
For more information on the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department, visit pocatello.us/sanitation.
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:
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.
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: