LCJSW hosts first glass recycling event of the season

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[May 14, 2014]     Send a link to a friend  Share

Saturday morning, volunteers for the glass recycling program were kept busy. The group was collecting glass near the west gate of the Logan County Fairgrounds.

The program is sponsored by the Logan County Joint Solid Waste agency. LCJSW director Mitzi Rohlfs said it had been a very busy morning and that one full truck load of glass had been hauled away, and the glass was piling up for load number two. She said the first load weighed about 7,000 pounds and she expected the second load would end up with another 2,000 to 3,000 pounds.

Rohlfs said that in the area, there are many who save their glass through the winter, and are anxious to bring it to the fairgrounds on that first day.

The glass collected is taken to the bottle factory in Lincoln for disposal. Rohlfs said the factory has changed ownership recently. The St. Gobain/Varallia Company has been purchased by international glass manufacturer Ardagh. The new group she said is still happy to take the glass and she anticipates Logan County residents will provide the company with a good supply this year.

Pictures by Nila Smith

Volunteers have a variety of chores to perform as glass is brought in by local residents.

This pup was probably happy to see all those rattling bottles leave the car.


A volunteer breaks down a box after it has been emptied.

LCJSW director Mitzi Rohlfs was talking to donors as they came through, and handing out the schedules for this year’s recycling opportunities.

Glass is piling up for load number two of the day.


For more information about glass recycling click here.


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