Savannah, GA — The City of Savannah is launching a strategic partnership with The Upcycling Company to implement a #glassonly clean collection drop location program in an effort to divert quality glass from landfills and support local U.S. manufacturers with quality recycled content.
The Upcycling Company is expanding across the U.S. partnering with communities to divert quality glass material from our landfills and create a clean glass supply for local manufactures. Chris Fisher, The Upcycling Company Ecopreneur says “Our manufacturing partners need more glass and they need it cleaner if they’re going to hit their sustainability goals. Our #glassonly collection programs provide a reliable supply solution they can count on.”
When glass manufacturers use more recycled content, they in turn decrease their raw material usage and their energy usage, but first they need the recycled glass.
As Fisher says, “People want to recycle glass. They know it is endlessly recyclable and we just need to provide the outlets for them to participate in recycling.” The Upcycling Company and the City of Savannah hope this partnership will provide a lot of opportunity to increase diversion of glass from local landfills while simultaneously helping local manufacturers increase their use of recycled content.
To support this effort, residents are encouraged to bring their #cleananddry glass to one of the seven free #glassonly program drop locations starting on January X:
- Bacon Park Transfer Station / 6400 Skidaway Rd.
- Barnes Restaurant / 5320 Waters Ave.
- Capital Street Fire Station / 2235 Capital St.
- Congregation Agudath Achim / 9 Lee Blvd.
- Dean Forest Road Landfill / 1327 Dean Forest Rd.
- Coffee Bluff Fire Station / 13710 Coffee Bluff Rd.
To follow the progress of this #glassonly recycling program, please like the partners on their social media accounts.
City of Savannah
The Upcycling Company