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Glass Recycling

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Glass Recycling

Glass has no place in our system, that's why we ask you to keep it out of the garbage.  If we receive glass into the plant within the garbage, it's abrasive to our machines, and if it gets over to the power plant, it creates slag in the boilers -- leading to costly removal!

Slag on Boiler Walls

Slag on boiler walls

Place your container glass into the openings on the top of the bin; it will be picked up and taken to the Resource Recovery Plant to be recycled into new jars/bottles or fiberglass insulation at Ripple Glass in Kansas City, Missouri.

Look for these bins at area grocery stores:

 Glass Recycling Bin with sign describing allowable contents

Both Ames Fareways (downtown Fareway bins are temporarily unavailable during construction)

Both Ames Hy-Vee Gas Stations

Ames Aldi's west side

Huxley City Hall

Green Hills north side

Fareway in Nevada

Wheatsfield Cooperative

Story City Market 

Prairie Moon Winery

Slater at Highway 210 & Tama St. by can corral

Maxwell at BJ's behind Casey's 

North side of the Resource Recovery Plant

Roland north of City Hall