More details shared about glass recycling plans

September 27, 2018

VALENTINE — NK Waste & Recycling in Valentine and the North Central RC&D will have a grand opening for its glass recycling operation with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Recycling Center here.

The open house will be from 2 to 3 p.m., with the ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and a representative from Ripple Glass will be there.

There will be a bin available that day for glass items to be recycled, along with the other recycling bins.

Mike Burge, president of the resource conservation development and planning council, said the glass recycling will be a great addition to the other recycling opportunities offered for the members of the six North Central Nebraska counties.

“This and the new bunker that will be opening soon in Bristow brings glass recycling to northern Nebraska. I know Wayne offers glass recycling. They are the only ones I am aware of north and west of Omaha and Lincoln,” Burge said.

The Valentine glass bunker was partially funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The City of Bristow glass recycling services is partially funded by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.

Glass that can be accepted includes food and beverage containers, and all colors of glass. There is no need to sort. Labels and caps can remain on the glass.

People can also recycle glassware, such as wine or pint glasses. Plate glass can also be accepted if pre-approved by Ripple. For more information, contact the company at info@rippleglass.com or call 816-221-4527. All hardware, framing, casings and spacers must be removed.

Items that can’t be accepted include laminated glass, mirrors, windshields, ceramic, porcelain or milk glass, as well as boxes or bags used to bring the glass.

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