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  Household Glass Recycling
  • Americans generated 12.2 million tons of glass in the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream in 2008. (US EPA 2009)
  • Soft drink, beer, food, wine, and liquor containers represent the largest source of glass generated and recovered for recycling.

Recycling Glass

The glass containing your soda today might be the glass containing your spaghetti sauce tomorrow. That's because glass, especially glass food and beverage containers, can be recycled over and over again. In fact, 90 percent of recycled glass is used to make new containers. Other uses for recycled glass include kitchen tiles, counter tops, and wall insulation. Glass makers have always known the material's recyclability, but glass recycling has grown considerably in recent years. This growth is due to both increased collection through curbside recycling programs and glass manufacturers' increased demand for recycled glass.


What you can do:

Recycling can be as simple as throwing empty glass containers into a box or carton. Alternatively glass containers can be placed back inside cardboard shipping boxes and stacked on pallets which can then be transported by truck to the recycling facility. Glass recycling is simple with the place and throw method – it’s ok if the glass breaks in the big box so you can really give the containers a toss. Sometimes companies don’t like the idea of having broken glass in boxes due to safety issues. In this case the stack and wrap method works out perfectly. Simply package the containers back in their cardboard shipping boxes, stack them on a pallet and finally shrink wrap the boxes.


How we can help you:

Interested in trying the recycling thing out, but not sure if it’s worth it? We invite you to try out our recycling service. You will get monthly reports on how much your organization is recycling. The reports will also include certificates of recycling after we have crushed your glass and recycled it.

Why it looks good:

Being green is the new thing, and we believe it’s going to stay around for a while. Would you like to show your customers that your organization values the environment? Recycling is a great way to share that information. We make it easy for you to communicate that. When you recycle with Chemwise we want you to communicate that you are recycling. That’s why we give you a seal to display on your corporate website and a premium listing on the Earthsmart Green Business Directory at no additional cost to you.

http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/glass.htm
 
  Household Glass Recycling Prices
   Mail In Recycling Boxes and Pails for Household Glass Recycling


 
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4 ft. Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Box (small)
 
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Holds: (15) T12 or (30) T8 tubes
$45.89
Max Tube Length 4 ft.
UN Approved
Prepaid Return Shipping Label
 
 
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4 ft. Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Box (medium)
 
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Holds: (30) T12 or (60) T8 tubes
$65.16
Max Tube Length 4 ft.
UN Approved
Prepaid Return Shipping Label
 
 
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4 ft. Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Box (large)
 
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Holds: (68) T12 or (146) T8 tubes
$100.39
Max Tube Length 4 ft.
UN Approved
Prepaid Return Shipping Label
 
 
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8 ft. Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Box (medium)
 
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Holds: (15) T12 or (39) T8 tubes
$87.22
Max Tube Length 8 ft.
UN Approved
Prepaid Return Shipping Label
 
 
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5 Gallon Mixed CFL Pail
 
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Holds: 66 lbs. of fluorescent lamps
$82.28
HID’s must be wrapped
UN Approved
Prepaid Return Shipping Label
 
 
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CFL Recyling Kit
 
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Holds 12 small CFLs
$24.78
6-8 medium CFLs (A19)
2-3 Large CFLs (R30)
UN Approved
Prepaid Return Shipping Label
 
 
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2 ft. Mixed CFL / Fluorescent Recycling Kit
 
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Holds (68) T12 or (146) T8 tubes
$110.25
Max Tube Length 4 ft.
UN Approved
Prepaid Return Shipping Label
 
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