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New Glass Recycling Program in Short North

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    Geno99
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    I thought this was a pretty neat story:
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    BARS, RESTAURANTS ALONG N. HIGH RECYCLING GLASS

    June 11, 2014

    Nearly three dozen N. High Street bars and restaurants have been participating since the start of the year in a glass-recycling program that state and city officials hope to expand.

    The pilot program, which stretches from Lane Avenue to Broad Street, is collecting 3 to 4 tons of glass for recycling each week.

    Organizers hope the effort sets an example for other local businesses.

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    NerosNeptune
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    3-4 tons per week. wow.. that’s a lot of glass. amazing to think so much waste was being created.

    does anyone know if the city publishes info like this on how much weight is being diverted by the curbside recycling program?

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    Geno99
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    [quote=1024777]3-4 tons per week. wow.. that’s a lot of glass. amazing to think so much waste was being created…
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    Yes, and in a pretty small area.

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    …does anyone know if the city publishes info like this on how much weight is being diverted by the curbside recycling program?
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    Yes, they track it. There was an article in the dispatch about a year ago that reported that the curbside program was expected to pay for itself in avoided landfill fees within a year. At that time they had recorded about 22,000 tons but only for a partial year. I remember a more recent announcement from SWACO saying it was something like 31,000 tons per year in the first full year, but I can’t find the exact number. But I bet someone at SWACO knows.

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