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Infinitely Recyclable Glass

The City of Edmond stopped taking glass in their curbside recycling back in 2019, and UCO doesn’t recycle glass in their regular recycle locations. But, this commodity is in high-demand by glass manufacturers and is infinitely recyclable. In fact…

  • Melting recycled glass down happens at lower temperatures than smelting it together from sand;
  • Lower temperature ovens mean less greenhouse gases;
  • Lower temperatures mean lower prices; and
  • Recycling glass diverts it from landfills, leaving more room in landfills for other items.

The Central Oklahoma Sustainability Collaborative (COSC) here at UCO worked with our Physical Plant to have a giant GLASS ONLY DUMPSTER delivered for Summer 2022 at Lot 51 (University & Washington). So, all you have to do is take your clean, any color, glass bottles and jars over there and toss them in! [Note: no bags, boxes, lids, or “complicated glass” like auto-glass, electronics glass, plates, etc.]

What can you do to help the earth today? Recycle those glass jars and bottles, and help us fill up the glass dumpster!

Questions? Contact Mark Walvoord, x5589

Photo of "Glass Only" dumpster beside a map of where it is located (University Dr. and Washington, Edmond, OK)