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