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Glass Recycling Coming Back To Carroll

After a two- year absence, glass recycling bins are making their way to three Carroll County Convenience Centers.

CARROLL COUNTY, GA. Keep Carroll Beautiful (KCB), in cooperation with Carroll County Government and Strategic Materials, Inc., is excited to announce that glass recycling is being reintroduced to Carroll County Convenience Centers. Glass bins will be available in mid-October at two locations – Newnan Road and Dyer Road. The third bin will be placed at the Temple Convenience Center at a later date, pending renovations to the site. The bins will collect mixed-color, food-grade glass items – bottles and jars used as food packaging. No other types of glass will be accepted for recycling.

Residents of Carroll County have access to 10 convenience centers, all of which accept regular household trash and select recyclables: cardboard, metals, and aluminum cans. Newnan Road and Dyer Road centers also accept plastics #1 and #2, most commonly used in drink bottles and milk jugs. For more information on recycling items and location – visit kcbga.us.

With the return of glass, Carroll County will be able to redirect tons of material from landfills, saving money on transfers and fees. If county residents fill just one bin each month for a year – the County can save up to $5,000 in landfill fees!

Only 30% of 10 million tons of glass used every year in the US is being recycled. Glass used as food packaging is 100% recyclable and is one of the easiest materials to reprocess as it can be endlessly melted and used to produce new jars and bottles, with no loss in quality. It can also be used in fiber-glass insulation and as a filler in various construction applications.

Keep Carroll Beautiful is the certified Keep America Beautiful affiliate serving Carroll County, Georgia. Through education, litter programs, beautification efforts, and recycling events, our organization is working towards the goal of a clean, green, safe, and beautiful community. Since 2005, Keep Carroll Beautiful and many local partners have diverted tons of hazardous materials from landfills and, if possible, sent those materials to certified recycling centers.

For additional questions, please contact Jacqueline Dost with Solid Waste at 770-830-5901 ext. 2110 or by email at jdost@carrollcountyga.com or contact Keep Carroll Beautiful at info@keepcarrollbeautiful.org.

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