Lawrence glass collections down since curbside recycling began; $240,000 in fees charged for single-stream glass service

Date: 20 October 2015

Until October 2014, Lawrence didn’t have a citywide curbside recycling program. But it sure had a lot of glass bottles.

Prior to the city starting its curbside recycling program, the predominant way for residents to recycle glass was to haul their bottles, jars and other glass items to large bins scattered around town, where Kansas City-based Ripple Glass would take them and then sell the glass to be turned into new bottles or fiberglass insulation.Read more at: www2.ljworld.com/news/2015/oct/18/lawrence-glass-collections-down-curbside-recycling/Until October 2014, Lawrence didn’t have a citywide curbside recycling program. But it sure had a lot of glass bottles.   

Prior to the city starting its curbside recycling program, the predominant way for residents to recycle glass was to haul their bottles, jars and other glass items to large bins scattered around town, where Kansas City-based Ripple Glass would take them and then sell the glass to be turned into new bottles or fiberglass insulation.

Read more at: www2.ljworld.com/news/2015/oct/18/lawrence-glass-collections-down-curbside-recycling/

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