A ribbon cutting ceremony on March 1 at Village Square Mall marked the launch of the Glass Recycling Collaborative of Southwestern PA, a newly formed partnership between municipalities in Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) to provide uninterrupted glass recycling access thanks to a grant provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP).

Area residents can drop off all colors of glass bottles, jars and jugs at the first two sites established as part of this region-wide glass recycling network.“For years, CAP Glass and Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling have served as essential partners with PRC in glass recycling programs in this region, and we are excited see our partnership expand through the collaborative,” according to PRC Deputy Director Sarah Alessio Shea. “To grow the circular economy in Southwestern PA, Michael Brothers will deliver all glass collected in the blue dumpsters to CAP Glass in Mt. Pleasant, Pa.  There it will be sorted and prepared for use by regional glass product manufacturers, and a bottle, jar or jug dropped in the bin today could be recycled and back on a store shelf in less than 30 days.”

Individuals can deposit glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors (no sorting required) in blue recycling dumpsters permanently installed at these two locations:

VILLAGE SQUARE MALL – launching March 1, 2022

5000 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102

Drop off available seven days a week

sponsored by Borough of Dormont, Municipality of Bethel Park, Municipality of Mt. Lebanon and Township of Upper St. Clair in partnership with Oxford

MOON TOWNSHIP – launching March 7, 2022

Public Works Garage lot, 1115 Stevenson Mill Road, Moon Township, PA 15108

Drop off weekdays 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

sponsored by Moon Township and Moon Township Municipal Authority

This recycling program, conducted in partnership with CAP Glass and Michael Brothers, is made possible through a PA DEP recycling grant held by Borough of Dormont. “Glass is still one of the most recyclable materials we generate in our homes, and the market for glass recycling is very strong,” said Shea.  “It’s important from an environmental perspective to keep glass out of landfills, and PRC is dedicated to building an efficient, region-wide glass recycling collection network.”

For more information, visit www.prc.org/glass.