When metro Atlanta residents set glass bottles in curbside recycling bins, they think they’ve done their part to clean up the environment.
Instead, those glass products frequently wind up in the dump. While piles of boxes left over from the holidays can be reused, glass gets trashed.
Used glass containers have become a victim of efforts to make recycling easier for residents.
In recent years, cities and counties have encouraged residents to combine all their recycled materials in one bin, which has increased the cost of sorting materials.