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Glass recycling starts Saturday at fairgrounds

Post Time:May 09,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:299


Logan County residents can recycle glass containers through the cooperative efforts of the Lincoln Woman’s Club, the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency, Verallia Saint-Gobain Containers and the Logan County Fair Association. A monthly collection will be held the second Saturday of each month from May through October beginning May 11th. Glass will be collected from 9 a.m. until noon on the grounds of the Logan County Fair.


Recyclers should enter the fairgrounds using the Main Gate off Postville Drive.  The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency does not accept glass at any of its recycling collection sites. Collections will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather and/or excessive heat.


Only container glass will be accepted for recycling which means it originally held either a food or beverage product.  Clear glass, as well as amber, green and blue will be accepted.  The glass-recycling program will not accept light bulbs or florescent lights, window glass, mirrors, ceramics, chinaware or corning ware items.


Residents are asked to thoroughly rinse all glass containers. Lids as well as metal or plastic rings around the neck area of the container should be removed. Paper labels can be left on the containers. Individuals are asked to follow the guidelines outlined as one piece of ceramic, one light bulb or a metal neck ring or lid can ruin an entire load of glass being processed for recycling.  The glass-recycling program reserves the right to reject any glass not meeting preparation guidelines.


While glass collection is offered on a limited basis, it does have a positive impact in removing yet another item from the waste stream. Glass is not biodegradable; meaning it will not decompose over time. Glass can be recycled repeatedly. Since the program’s inception in 2004, the glass-recycling program collected over 187 ton of glass locally.


Logan County residents expressed the desire to recycle glass and the glass-recycling program is the direct response of local government, area businesses and civic organizations to support local recycling efforts. For more information on local recycling activities, call 732-9636 or visit the website at www.co.logan.il.us and select Joint Solid Waste Agency. For the most up-to-date information on the agency and collection schedules, “Like” the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency on Facebook.


Source: http://www.lincolncourier.com/topstories/x14168185Author: shangyi

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