The Town now has a bin for residents to recycle glass separately at the Transfer Station. Separating glass from other recyclable items will help to make the Town’s recycling more marketable and reduce the amount the Town pays to recycle by reducing the weight. Please be certain all recycled glass containers are thoroughly cleaned with labels, lids, and plastic rings removed.
Broken glass is a main source of contamination in recycling. Broken glass particles attach themselves to other recyclables, and non-broken glass is contaminated with bits and pieces of other trash items. For that reason, most glass sent to landfills is never recycled into a new bottle or jar.