Glass Recycling Sites Introduced in the Metro

New glass recycling sites prove long term benefits to the community


Photo by Alaina Anderson

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Clara Pohlman, Social Media Editor

April 24, 2019- In Oct. 2017, the non-profit organization Keep Omaha Beautiful started a glass recycling initiative throughout the metro. Two sites for these large purple bins sat outside of West Omaha’s HyVee (178th & Pacific) and Fresh Thyme (150th & Maple). The success of the project has since been so remarkable that the organization took to announcing their third addition to the recycling game. The new glass recycling bin will be placed in the Southwest Omaha area at Westwood Plaza’s Bakers (W Center Road). A lot of careful consideration was taken as to where this third bin would reside.

Apart from these three major sites, there are also over five more options for glass recycling drop- off. These locations include a great portion of the Midtown Omaha area. The aim of the mission and easy accessibility of the bins is to promote a clean environment as well as reducing waste from the average Omahan’s home. Any bottles or jars of glass, of any color and size, are allowed in the purple bins. However, Keep Omaha Beautiful does ask that there be no light bulbs or ceramic contributions.

The non-profit accredits much thanks to the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the Nebraska Recycling Council for supporting their initiative.

Clara Pohlman

Clara joined the Flightline in August of 2017. She is a senior this year, involved in speech, show choir, and theatre. Outside of school she loves working as a princess for children's birthday parties. You can email her at [email protected]