All county residents who use the Recycle Depot facility for drop-off recycling will be asked to separate their glass recyclables from their other recyclables and dispose of the glass in its own container. Directional signs and Depot employees will be available to help residents with the new routine.
The new program will allow the Recycle Depot to collect glass bottles and jars as well as plate glass and mirrors. No ceramics, heat-resistant glass (think Pyrex), glass housewares, or vehicle glass will be accepted. As usual, the containers must be empty and free of food waste. All frames must be removed from plate and mirror glass.
“The glass we collect is recycled into fiberglass insulation here in Indiana,” said Marianne Peters, Recycle Depot Executive Director. “We’re especially excited that we can now take plate glass, which is really difficult to dispose of.”
Bars and restaurants, as well as residents, are encouraged to dispose of their glass for free at the Recycle Depot. Anyone with questions may call the Depot office at 574-935-8618.
The Recycle Depot is Marshall County’s headquarters for recycling, household hazardous waste disposal, and environmental education. The Depot is located at 1900 Walter Glaub Drive in Plymouth. For more information and hours, call (574) 935-8618 or visit the Depot’s website at www.myrecycledepot.org.