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Glass Recycling Program Returns to County Parks

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
February 11, 2024
Posted in: Announcements

(Pennsylvania Resources Council photo)

Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Resources Council will offer a glass recycling program in county parks again this year.

The PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program will be available February through November to allow residents a resource to recycle glass, a spokesperson said.

The service is increasingly important because many communities have reduced their recycling programs or do not offer collection of glass jars, bottles and jugs.

All colors are accepted, no color sorting is required. Containers should be empty and rinsed, with lids and labels still on. Other types of glass, such as mirrors, ceramics, window glass, etc. are not permitted, nor are other recyclable materials such as plastic and paper. Bags and boxes used to deliver glass must be discarded off-site.

Drop off hours are 7 a.m. The dates for the Mon-Yough area and South Hills include:

Feb. 10 to 15: Boyce Park (Ski Lodge Parking Lot, 901 Centerview Dr., Plum)

May 18 to 23: Round Hill Park (Main Parking Lot, Hereford Dr. and Round Hill Rd., Elizabeth Twp.)

Sept. 7 to 12: White Oak Park (Chestnut Parking Lot, 2632 McClintock Rd.)

Nov. 9 to 14: South Park (VIP Parking Lot, Corrigan Dr. and 100 Acres Dr., Bethel Park)

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 are made possible through a partnership with the county’s Parks and Sustainability departments.

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 February 11, 2024.

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