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  • Britain rewards for recycling bottles

    The British government invited comments on how reward and return schemes for drinks containers could work in England by issuing a call for evidence.

  • Shepherdstown W. Virginia receives grant to recycle glass

    The Shepherdstown, West Virginia town council received a grant from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in the amount of $56,000 to establish a program to pick up glass for recycling.

    The town’s trash hauler, Apple Valley Waste, now requires clear, brown and green glass to be delivered separately.

    The cost of separating the glass in three colors is proving too expensive for for-profit trash handlers with the drop in price for recycled glass.

    The town plans to buy a skid loader with the grant money, a machine needed to collect glass, non-glass recyclables and non-recyclable trash.

    Published in the November 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • On 30th anniversary of California Bottle Bill, recycling rates decline

    As California’s Bottle Bill celebrated its 30th anniversary, recycling rates are tumbling as some recycling centers close due to inaction in the state legislature to fix the program. According to former Assemblymember Burt Margolin (D-Los Angeles), the author of the legislation, Assembly Bill 2020, “The legislation set a goal of 80 percent beverage container recycling, which we exceeded in 2008, reaching as high as 85 percent in (2013).

  • City of Columbus removes glass from recycling list

    Columbus, Ohio city officials voted unanimously to extend their recycling program for another year but removed glass from the contract to save money.

    Removing glass from the program saved the city $6,000. The city will pay Shred Monster $60,000 to continue accepting paper, cardboard, plastic, cans and newspaper through September 2018.

    Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Rocky Mountain Bottle to increase compliance, reduce emissions

    Under a settlement disclosed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the State of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Bottle Company, LLC (RMBC) has agreed to install emissions controls on the glass furnaces at its Wheat Ridge, Colorado glass bottle manufacturing facility that will eliminate the emission of more than 200 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 150 tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2) per year and improve compliance with federal and state clean air laws. Emissions of these pollutants can cause serious respiratory illnesses, aggravate asthma and contribute to the formation of smog.

  • Worker injury causes fine

    The recycling company that operates glass recycling facilities for Ontario’s municipal blue box collection, deposit return program and the Beer Store pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by running machinery.

  • Quebec City MRF marks a new era in glass recycling

    Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) inaugurated innovative glass processing equipment as part of the implementation of its Innovative Glass Works plan.

  • Pennsylvania DEP denies Nulife Glass application for storage of discarded CRTs

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) disclosed the denial of a request for a variance submitted by Nulife Glass NY from classifying as a solid waste millions of pounds of processed or used cathode ray tubes (CRT) currently stored at warehouses in Pennsylvania.

  • Webinar provided to increase glass recycling via partnerships

    Public-private partnerships are becoming an effective solution to resolve infrastructure funding issues for recycling. A recent webinar attracting 214 attendees, co-hosted by the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) and Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), offered a deeper understanding of successful public-private partnerships that have strengthened local glass recycling markets.

  • Re-Gen Waste executes long term agreement with High 5 Recycling Group

    Re-Gen Waste Ltd., a recycling and waste management company based in Northern Ireland, has signed a $12.5 million contract that will see the Northern Ireland based waste management solutions company provide all of its collected glass to the Belgian glass recycling specialists High 5 Recycling Group.

  • JN Phillips Auto Glass invests in service expansion project

    JN Phillips Auto Glass, a New England owned company and a provider of auto glass services to New England drivers and businesses, disclosed a major investment initiative for servicing auto glass customers across Northern New England, including New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

  • Appliance Recycling Program returning for customers of FirstEnergy’s Ohio Utilities

    Customers of FirstEnergy Corp.’s Ohio utilities (Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison and The Illuminating Company) can receive $50 when they recycle an old, working refrigerator or freezer.

  • Safelite AutoGlass reaches windshield recycling milestone

    For the 5th year running, Safelite AutoGlass® will save more windshields from the landfill than any other glass company in the country, thanks to its sophisticated recycling program.

  • Specifications for glass and inbound mixed recyclables to be reviewed by ISRI

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) board of directors will consider the addition of new specifications for glass and inbound mixed recyclables for material recovery facilities (MRF) during its Winter Meeting. ISRI’s Paper and Plastics Divisions recently approved each of the specifications.

  • Insight on glass recycling gained by officials

    More than 150 local and state government representatives reaped insights during a Making Glass Recycling Work in MRFs webinar recently hosted by the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC).

  • Denver-area companies team up for glass recycling

    A successful $150,000 retrofit at the Alpine Waste & Recycling plant has advanced efforts to recycle glass in the Denver, Colorado area, saving thousands of cubic feet of landfill space.

  • GlassRecycles.org introduced

    The Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) has launched a new website, www.GlassRecycles.org.

  • Pennsylvania authority awarded for reuse of glass

    The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, Inc. (RMC) recently honored the Northern Lancaster County Authority (NLCA) of Denver, Pennsylvania with the 2016 William M. Heenan, Jr. Recycling Markets Development Award for its commitment to creation of new markets for recycled color-mixed glass.

  • Clynk expands into New York

    Clynk, a Maine-based bottle redemption and recycling company, plans to double in size.

  • California Governor signs bill enabling CRT glass recycling

    California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill proposed by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) to enable the recycling of cathode ray tube (CRT) glass, found in now obsolete televisions and monitors.