Did you know you can now recycle glass in Saline County? At this time, there is just one drop-off location for glass in Saline County, according to Tiffany Dunn, Executive Director of Recycle Saline.
Edwards Food Giant at 2203 N. Reynolds Road in Bryant has a large bin set up just outside and to the left of the grocery store entry. It is serviced by ACE Glass Recycling, who comes on a regular basis to empty the bin and take it to their operations in Little Rock for processing.
Loyd Brown, Store Manager at Edwards stated that they call ACE when the bin is full and they come to empty it. Brown said it usually takes about two weeks to fill the bin.
Between pickle jars, beer and wine bottles, medicine jars, and other glass products, it’s easy to guess that there might be a lot more glass in the county that ends up in the landfill instead of being recycled.
Bob Crawford, the Recycling Coordinator at ACE stated that while residential curbside service is not available in Saline County, there is the opportunity for any business to get service so their customers can use it. The bins hold 275 gallons, and they are about the footprint of a wooden pallet. Brown said as people learn that they are the place to bring glass, they will be happy to add more bins.
Here are some guidelines for the types of glass you should and shouldn’t bring to the dropoff location:
- Glass Bottles – for screw-top bottles, remove the cap, foil ring can remain.
- Glass Jars – remove any lids.
- Tempered Glass – remove any metallic or plastic hardware.
- Broken Glass
- Colored Glass – paper labels are acceptable to remain on any type of glass.
Don’t bring these:
- Light Bulbs
- Glass Mirrors
- Glass Cookware
- Shatter-proof Glass
- Leaded Glass