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Ace Glass Steps in to Recycle Glass in Pulaski County, Ark.

Ace Glass Steps in to Recycle Glass in Pulaski County, Ark.

Ace Glass has helped the county recycle more than 1.8 million pounds of glass since April 1.

Pulaski County, Ark., has recycled more than 1.8 million pounds of glass since April, when Ace Glass recruited local businesses to put out collection bins and offered paid pickup services for residents.

THV 11 reports that on April 1, Waste Management stopped accepting glass for recycling due to a contract change with the Regional Recycling & Waste District. The glass Ace has collected has been shipped to Strategic Materials, where it will be turned into fiberglass insulation.

Ace has plans to open a central plant in Arkansas in 2020 to help reduce the price of material transportation.

THV 11 has more information:

It may be more challenging, or more expensive, for most people to recycle glass in Pulaski County since the county’s recycling program stopped accepting glass in curbside bins. But in the months since then, people have recycled in record numbers.

On April 1, Waste Management stopped accepting glass for recycling as its contract with the Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District changed. Ace Glass recruited local businesses to put large bins outside their stores and offered a paid pickup service for residential customers.

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