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Idaho Falls glass recycling to begin

Idaho Falls will launch a new glass recycling program Tuesday.

New, 3-yard blue containers will be delivered to 13 existing recycling sites that are scattered throughout the city.

Items that can be recycled include glass bottles of all sizes and colors, food containers, and plate glass windows. Items that cannot be recycled include mirrors, ceramics, porcelain, and light bulbs.

Public Works Director, Chris Fredericksen states, “Glass recycling is yet another step we are taking to protect and conserve valuable resources. We have received a lot of requests over the years for this service and are very pleased to announce that it is now available.”

Containers will be hauled to a city facility on Hemmert Avenue, where the glass will be dumped onto a concrete pad. “Momentum Recycling” of Salt Lake City has contracted to send a tractor-trailer to Idaho Falls to pick up the glass. It will then be transported to Salt Lake City, at no cost to the city of Idaho Falls, for recycling into end products like fiberglass.

Idaho Falls investment of $35,000 included pouring and constructing the collection pad, purchasing the 13 containers, and printing instructional stickers. The actual cost of the program will be dependent on participation and volume and in-town collection. That is estimated at $1,500 to $2,000 per month.

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