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The truth about glass recycling

Post Time:Nov 25,2015Classify:Industry NewsView:419

All glass is the same and it's all recyclable, right? The truth about glass recycling lies in the melting point, and knowing what type of glass can go into your blue recycle cart in Newark makes a difference!
On a basic level glass can be recycled infinitely; however it is good to understand why only certain glass is readily recyclable. When glass is melted during the recycling process, any glass with additives will not melt down. These kinds of glass include windows, windshields, cookware, canning jars, household glassware (drinking cups, mugs, etc.) and mirrors.
What is accepted in the blue recycling cart in Newark: glass bottles and jars that are clear, green, blue, or brown in color.
What is not accepted: any other types of glass including broken glass, mirrors, windshields, windows, drink ware, cookware, ceramics and light bulbs. These items should be placed in the trash. CFL or fluorescent tubes are hazardous, and should be brought to a household hazardous waste facility for proper disposal (visit stopwaste.org/hhw for locations and hours for household hazardous waste disposal in Alameda County).
Keep in mind that all recyclables placed in the blue recycle cart are sent to a processing facility where everything is sorted by machinery and people - broken glass can pose a hazard and risk to those sorting the material, which is why it cannot be placed in the recycle cart.
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Source: http://www.contracostatimes.com/my-town/ci_2915648Author: shangyi

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