A new public-private partnership in Moore County, N.C., will ensure that glass recycling services can continue, though it will require additional effort from residents wanting to recycle.
Strategic Materials, which has been in the glass recycling business for more than 100 years, operates several plants in North Carolina. Moore County and the company have developed a new partnership in which Strategic Materials will refurbish a glass bunker, or storage area, at the Moore County Transfer Station. Residents from across the county will be able to take their glass products to one of seven county recycling convenience centers, where glass sorting containers will be stored before the material is hauled to the transfer station bunker.
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A deal recently struck with the nation’s largest supplier of recycled glass will ensure Moore County can provide residents with a long-term viable solution for glass recycling.
But the new arrangement will require extra work for those who want to recycle glass rather than just toss it into the trash.
“This is a collaborative effort that resolves one of the major hurdles we have been trying to work through with glass recycling,” said Chad Beane, Moore County’s solid waste director.