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  • Julie R. 1 month ago
    They don't take glass in my area ☹️
  • bunni r. 1 month ago
    I wonder, are glass marbles ok to put in the bin.
  • Julia P. 2 months ago
    I don't have curbside recycling, but bring my recycling to our local dump or transfer station. Here I put the glass items into a large, open, metal cargo container. When I lift the items over the side and dump them in, especially when the container is not very full, there is inevitably some breakage (either of my items or those already in the container). So I cannot imagine, given that is frequently impossible to not break the glass, that my recycling agent cares whether they are broken or not. Hopefully, the are transferred from the large container into something that breaks them into cullet for recycling. I can't imagine how else it could be processed from this method of collection.
  • Heather B. 2 months ago
    Sometimes I think the whole recycling thing (especially single stream recycling where contamination opportunities abound) is a sad joke played on people who actually care. Like others on here, I suspect that the glass I’ve carefully washed and cushioned in my recycling bin, gets tossed into a truck where a large percentage of it gets broken and then is unfit to be recycled. What is that percentage I wonder, Recyclebank? And, I;ve been told China, who used to accept some of our items for recycling, is accepting less because of the contamination issues. I also wonder what the carbon footprint is to ship items overseas for recycling? What are the real numbers on all this? I continue on with some vague hope that my consistent efforts with recycling might help in some small way, but I fear it’s a much smaller way than we’ve been lead to believe.
  • Samathy H. 2 months ago
    My city just drastically cut what it will accept for curbside recycling, and no longer accepts glass OR (surprisingly to me) newspapers. I guess with less buyers for recycled goods these days, due in large part to recent changes in our country's relationships with certain other countries, there is less profit incentive for recyclables collecting. So sad!!!
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