Glass Recycling Tips

Glass Recycling

Recycling one ton of glass:

  • Saves 42 kWh of energy
  • Saves 0.12 barrels (5 gallons) of oil
  • Saves 714,286 Btu’s of energy
  • Saves 2 cubic yards of landfill space
  • Saves 7.5 pounds of air pollutants from being released

Glass Recycling Tips : These are not difficult processes – one need to have patience.

  1. Prepare glass containers for recycling by rinsing out with water.
  2. Labels on glass containers do not have to be removed because they are removed during the crushing process and/or burned off during the melting process.
  3. Avoid breaking the glass and mixing broken colors together as this may make the glass unacceptable for recycling.

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