Beginning at 9 a.m. today, June 25, the first 100 people bringing recyclable glass to the 24-hour Recycling Drop-off Center will receive a free green “Got Glass?” T-shirt (photo attached) during the Sanitation Department’s official Glass Recycling Kickoff. Refreshments will also be offered.
The drop-off center, located at the corner of Valley and Runyon, accepts other items such as newsprint, plastics #1 and #2, corrugated cardboard, aluminum cans and phone books.
Recent improvements to the center include larger recycling containers, environmentally-friendly landscaping and a new asphalt surface. The perimeter landscaping includes bioswells and rain gardens that absorb rain, reduce the need for watering and filter the stormwater runoff before it reaches the adjacent Hot Springs Creek.
Public response has been strong since glass recycling was recently reinstated at the drop-off center. Most types of glass are recyclable, except plate glass like window panes or mirrors. The public is asked to rinse containers and remove lids. For more information or to begin recycling, call 321-6911.