The Glass Bin will be ONLY for Glass jars and bottles (all colours, emptied and rinsed). Not accepted into the Glass Bin are: cookware, drinking glasses, windows, mirrors or china.
The Public Works yard is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 pm and is located 5 km up Princeton Avenue from Hwy 97. This new glass depot is closer than going to West Kelowna, saving residents gas and energy.
Glass Recycling is Good for the Environment A glass bottle that is sent to a landfill can take up to a million years to break down. By contrast, it takes as little as 30 days for a recycled glass bottle to leave your kitchen recycling bin and appear on a store shelf as a new glass container.
Glass Recycling is Sustainable
Glass containers are 100-percent recyclable, which means they can be recycled repeatedly, again and again, with no loss of purity or quality in the glass.
Glass Recycling Conserves Natural Resources
Every ton of glass that is recycled saves more than a ton of the raw materials needed to create new glass, including: 1,300 pounds of sand; 410 pounds of soda ash; and 380 pounds of limestone.
Glass Recycling Saves Energy
Making new glass means heating sand and other substances to a temperature of 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit, which requires a lot of energy and creates a lot of industrial pollution. One of the first steps in glass recycling is to crush the glass and create a product called “cullet.” Making recycled glass products from cullet consumes 40 percent less energy than making new glass from raw materials, because cullet melts at a much lower temperature.