Arlington Glass Recycling Pays Off

Arlington Glass Recycling Pays Off
Arlington asked residents to stop placing glass in their blue recycling carts back in 2019 because recyclers no longer wanted it. Residents were asked to either put glass in the black cart for incineration or to drop it off at one of 2 recycling drop-off centers (Quincy Park & Trades Center) or 3 community centers (Aurora Hills, Lee, & Madison). Recycling Drop-Off Sites
    In recent months, a private glass recycling company has been paying Arlington for its glass. Glass taken by residents to the drop off sites had virtually no contamination, which greatly increased its value. The company uses the recycled material to make new bottles, insulation, filter materials, sand material, and other products. So far the County has received over $37,000 for its recycled glass. News Release