Local news- Press Release
James City County Virginia - JCC s Glass only Recycling Celebrates First Anniversary 22 September 2022 ( news )
James City County , state Virginia ( By Press Release office)
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It has been one smashing year since the official launch of the
Glass - only Recycling Program
! James City County offers Glass - only Recycling to citizens through drop - off in the purple bins located at the County’s three
To date , 145 , 370 pounds or almost 66 tons of glass have been collected . Approximately 39 tons of sand , 12 tons of soda ash , 11 tons of limestone and five tons of feldspar have ......been conserved . For every six tons of recycled container glass used , a ton of carbon dioxide , a greenhouse gas , is reduced , totaling 11 tons of curbed emissions to date .
The Glass - only Recycling program is possible through a partnership with O - I Glass , a container glass company that has been operating in James City County since 1980 . One year ago , O - I purchased special purple bins to collect glass that is taken to the O - I Glass plant in Toano and used to produce new glass bottles and containers within 30 days .
As a token of their appreciation for citizen efforts , O - I Glass makes a quarterly charitable donation to the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula . They distribute the funds to various charities in James City County for their mission , Pathways Out of Poverty . A total of $4 , 115 . 75 has been donated to the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula since the program’s inception .
Special thanks to the
Clean County Commissionfor using grant funds from the Department of Environmental Quality to purchase a mobile steel container to be used at special events . Grant funds were also used to purchase 720 purple buckets that are being distributed to residents to facilitate household glass collection .
For more information on what forms of glass are accepted and Convenience Center locations , visit
the websiteor call 757 - 259 - 5375 .
Cassie Cordova , Environmental Sustainability Coordinator
757 - 259 - 5375;
cassie . cordova@jamescitycountyva . gov