Residents of surrounding municipalities are invited to take advantage of a glass recycling program beginning this weekend in Butler Township.
Butler Township Manager Tom Knights explains why community members have had to wait to begin recycling glass.
“It took us about a year to find a company who was willing to take the glass truly as a recycle initiative. Dlubak Glass is who we have been in contact with,” Knights said. “We had an initial kick off set for April, but due to the pandemic we had to postpone the kickoff. What we have done is taken the program that we had hoped to get started in the spring.”
The wait is over on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Butler Township Building on South Duffy Road where a glass recycling collection bin will be made available behind the building.
Only glass bottles, jars, and jugs will be accepted in the bin. Items not accepted include cut glass, glass bakeware, mirrors, porcelain and ceramics, stemware, window glass, and light bulbs. Bags and boxes will not be accepted and must be discarded.
“We’re not going to allow this program to fail because of unwanted waste going into the hopper,” Knights said of the recycling bin. “There’s camera focused on the hopper right now. So if there’s anyone who abuses it, we’re going to take that information and act accordingly.”
Everyone planning to attend the collection will be required to follow current CDC regulations.