As a part of Owens-Illinois (O-I) and their GLASS4GOOD program, the City of Greeley’s glass recycling program raised and donated $1,300 to United Way of Weld County this summer.
In March, City of Greeley officials partnered with Owens-Illinois, Crabtree Brewing Company, and Andersen’s Sale & Salvage to offer free drop-off glass recycling at two Greeley locations.
Owens-Illinois (O-I) developed GLASS4GOOD to increase glass recycling in every community in which they operate. Through collaboration with the City of Greeley, residents can safely and properly recycle their glass at designated collection sites located at Crabtree Brewing and Andersen’s Sales & Salvage.
After processing, the collected glass from Greeley’s GLASS4GOOD program is used at O-I’s closest facility in Windsor and formed into new glass—sometimes in as little as 30 days. To further impact the community through glass recycling, O-I also provides a charitable donation to the United Way of Weld County based on the weight of collected glass.
“We are very thankful to O-I with their GLASS4GOOD program and to the City of Greeley for making it happen,” said Lyle SmithGraybeal, United Way of Weld County VP of community development. “For United Way, O-I and City of Greeley doing this is a winning trifecta: concerned citizens get involved, what would be waste is recycled, and funds are raised. Could it get any better?”
Community members can drop off glass recycling, and help raise funds for United Way of Weld County at:
- Andersen’s Sales & Salvage — 1490 E. 8th St., Greeley, during business hours
- Crabtree Brewing Company — 2961 29th St., Greeley, during daylight hours
Residents can go to either location, find the blue recycling containers, and deposit:
- Beer, wine, spirits, and non-alcoholic glass bottles
- Food glass jars
- Drinking glasses
Residents should rinse the glass and remove labels and any non-glass parts or materials before depositing their recycling.
These glass recycling drop-offs do not accept:
- Solar panels
- Heat-resistant glass
- Computer and TV screens
- Light bulbs
“We’re excited about this new opportunity and so grateful to our partners for making this possible,” said Deputy Public Works Director Will Jones.
For more information about all the recycling options and opportunities in Greeley, go online to www.greeleygov.com/recycling.