Houston Adds Glass Drop-off Locations as Curbside Collection EndsHouston Adds Glass Drop-off Locations as Curbside Collection Ends
June 30, 2016
When Houston and Waste Management agreed to a contract extension in May, curbside glass recycling collection was dropped as part of the arrangement. (For background on the contract negotiations, go here.)
A third-grader offered to take the reins. As another solution, Houston is adding 10 new drop-off locations to help make things easier for those who still want to recycle.
Houstonian has the report:
At a press conference this morning, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a partnership with Strategic Materials Inc., the nation’s largest glass recycling company—which just so happens to be headquartered in Houston—to add 10 more drop-off locations in the next two and a half weeks. Right now, there are nine drop-off locations across the city, all of which are also managed by Strategic Materials.
"The one piece that’s not a part of the deal with Waste Management is glass recycling, and we recognize that’s an important piece,” said Turner. “Right now we’re under a two-year contract with Waste Management, but between now and the end of this contract period we’ll be working on a robust recycling program that will be better than before. But in the meantime, we’re trying to address the issue of glass recycling since that was not part of the deal.”