Vigo County Solid Waste District is on track to hit 300 tons of recycling for the year, which would mark a new high. The district’s previous year-end recycling collection record high was 226 tons, said Karrum Nasser, executive director of the solid waste district. “I think it has really increased the past two months, and while glass [recycling] has contributed, it’s also we are now a one-stop shop for plastic, cardboard, paper, aluminum and glass,” Nasser said.
In August, the district began accepting glass at it is recycling center, at 3230 E. Haythorne Ave., as part of a three-year contract with Strategic Materials Inc. in Indianapolis. “Glass is still going very well. We have increased the numbers and are averaging about 12 tons per month on the glass,” Nasser told members of the solid waste management district’s board of directors Thursday.
In October the district collected 42.5 tons at its recycling center and 10.14 tons in West Terre Haute, “both new highs,” Nasser said. “For the year we are at 243 tons [for Haythorne Avenue] and 48.92 tons for West Terre Haute and I think we will hit 300 tons by the end of the year and that doesn’t include the glass,” Nasser said.