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Business to Begin Accepting Glass for Recycling on Wednesday

Post Time:Jan 31,2012Classify:Company NewsView:239

Glass recycling will come to Sebastian County in the form of a new drop-off point beginning Wednesday.

 

Carl Davis with Davis Iron & Metal confirmed the arrangement.

 

“Years ago, we used to collect glass, but then it became unprofitable,” Davis said.

 

“It still isn’t worth anything,” he added with a chuckle, “but we want to do it as a community service. People want to be greener now.”

 

He said he’ll pay 1 cent per pound for food and beverage containers, which no longer have to be color-sorted as in the past.

 

“Previously you had to separate them by clear, green and brown, but now they can be commingled ... and the labels can stay. They just have to be free of liquids,” Davis said.

 

At his scrap yard, he has the glass crushed before shipping it out.

 

Randy Hall, director of the Sebastian County Solid Waste Management District, said the glass will go from Davis’ scrap yard to Ripple Glass of Kansas City, Mo., which further processes the glass and sends much of it to nearby fiberglass-insulation maker Owens Corning.

 

According to the website

 

Davis will be the first of several new district partners for solid waste disposal in Sebastian County.

 

“After they’re up and running, I plan to expand the number of drop-off points,” Hall said.

 

According to a news release, only food and beverage containers can be accepted for glass recycling.

 

“No ceramics, auto glass, plate glass, mirrors, Pyrex, Corningware or dishes will be accepted,” the release states.

 

Davis is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Source: www.swtimes.comAuthor: shangyi

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