Glass Recycling

Glass Recycling Blue Bin

Glass Recycling Drop-Off Location

McCandless residents now are able drop off glass bottles, jars and jugs at a permanent recycling dumpster located off Grubbs Road thanks to a grant provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP).

The blue recycling dumpster is located in the parking lot by Devlin pavilion in the Town Hall complex (9955 Grubbs Road) and is available for self-serve drop off daily from dawn to dusk. Individuals can deposit glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors (no sorting required). Containers should be empty and rinsed, with lids and labels still on. Bags and boxes used to deliver glass must be discarded off site.

This permanent recycling site is sponsored by the Town of McCandless and is made possible through a PA DEP recycling grant held by Dormont Borough. Program partners are CAP Glass and Michael Brothers Hauling and Recycling.

“All glass collected will be hauled by Michael Brothers to CAP Glass in Mt. Pleasant, PA.,” states Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) Director Sarah Alessio Shea. “There it will be sorted and prepared for use by regional glass product manufacturers, and a bottle, jar or jug dropped in the bin today could be recycled and back on a store shelf in less than 30 days.”

Glass Recycling Collaborative of Southwestern PA

The Glass Recycling Collaborative of Southwestern PA, a newly formed partnership between municipalities in Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC), provides reliable, uninterrupted glass recycling access.

“Glass is still one of the most recyclable materials we generate in our homes, and the market for glass recycling is very strong,” according to Shea. “It’s important from an environmental perspective to keep glass out of landfills, and PRC is dedicated to building an efficient, region-wide glass recycling collection network with partners such as McCandless.”

For more information regarding glass recycling, visit the PRC website.