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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

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.

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

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.

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 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.