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County Parks Again Collect Glass for Recycling

Program visiting Round Hill in July, White Oak in November

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
May 03, 2022
Posted in: Announcements

Allegheny County’s parks department will partner with the Pennsylvania Resources Council for a second year to offer its Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program.

Collection bins will be located in each park for six days, from 7 a.m. to sundown, to allow residents a resource to recycle glass.

Dates in the Mon-Yough area include:

• Boyce Park, June 18–23, ski lodge parking lot
• Round Hill Park, July 16–21, main parking lot near duck pond
• South Park, Aug. 13–18, VIP lot, Corrigan and 100 Acres drives
• White Oak Park, Nov. 12–17, Chestnut Shelter parking lot, McClintock Road

Last year at county park events, residents recycled 20,490 lbs of glass.

“Glass recycling continues to be an interest of residents in the county and with fewer curbside options available, we’re delighted to provide this service at our county parks,” said Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County executive.

“We know that glass bottles and jars are 100 percent recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without losing any quality, making the effort to put these items back into the recycling ecosystem even more important,” he said. “Thank you to PRC and our county Parks Department for making this a priority for our communities.”

The Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program provides a free recycling option using a bin that rotates through locations in western Pennsylvania.

Individuals can drop off glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors. No color sorting is required. Containers should be empty and rinsed, with lids and labels still on. Bags and boxes used to deliver glass must be discarded off-site.

PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program is sponsored by Owens-Illinois, Inc. and CAP Glass and is made possible through a partnership with Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling.

The collection sites at the county parks are made possible through a partnership with the county’s Parks Department and its Sustainability Office.

For more information, including a schedule of upcoming appearances and information about partnership opportunities, visit www.prc.org/glassrecycling or call (412) 488-7490.

Originally published May 03, 2022.

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