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PA Resources Council Hosts 2 Pop Up Glass Recycling Collection Events In Allegheny County During July

In July, the PA Resources Council will host two pop-up glass recycling collection events in Allegheny County in response to the sudden removal of glass from many of the region’s residential curbside recycling programs.  The events will be held--

-- July 13: Murraysville Municipal Building sponsored by Municipality of Murrysville; and

-- July 20: Village Square Mall sponsored by Township of Upper St. Clair.

Since launching in early March, the pop-up glass campaign has attracted more than 3,700 participants and arranged for the recycling of 63 tons of glass.

“Based on overwhelming demand from residents, local governments and the glass industry, PRC is providing an alternative for glass recycling,” according to PRC Co-Executive Director Justin Stockdale.  “This program will ensure that glass is not trash, even if it can no longer be put out for curbside recycling in numerous municipalities due to recent changes in waste haulers’ contracts.”

Residents can drop off all colors of glass bottles, jars and jugs at no cost.  PRC staff and volunteers will be on-site to assist recyclers.  The preferred packing/delivery method is glass loosely placed in plastic bins or cardboard boxes.

“Glass remains a valuable commodity with vibrant demand in the regional/national recycled materials marketplace,” said Stockdale.  “PRC now provides an opportunity for glass recycling in the Pittsburgh area that not only offers a solution for residents but that keeps the supply of recycled glass flowing to the mills that consume it as a raw material.” 

PRC’s network is sponsored by CAP Glass, Owens Illinois and Straub Brewery in conjunction with several local municipalities impacted by recent changes in curbside recycling regulations.

More Events Coming Up

PRC will hold 5 more pop-up glass recycling events in Allegheny County--

-- August 10: Village Square Mall  - Municipality of Bethel Park

-- August 17: Moon Municipal Building

-- September 21: Dormont Pool

-- October 12: Mt. Lebanon Main Park Commissioners Lot

-- October 19: Scott Township Park

Click Here for details on the schedule.  If you are interested in bringing glass collection events to your area please reach out to your local municipality and ask them to contact PRC by sending email to:

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on FacebookClick Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.


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