Ripple Glass in Grain Valley (glass recycling receptacle)

SARA NADEAU City News

Ripple Glass Comes to Grain Valley

Ripple Glass, a local glass recycling company is thrilled to announce the expanded recycling opportunity for the citizens of Grain Valley and surrounding area. Residents can now recycle their glass at the Cosentino’s Price Chopper’s new location at 1191 NE McQuerry Rd, Grain Valley, MO.

Why recycle glass?
Recycling glass saves energy and boosts the regional economy. It is estimated that recycling glass creates about 10 times more jobs than trashing it. Ripple Glass cleans and processes glass received to enable remanufacturing into new products. Ripple sends brown glass to a bottling plant in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to be made into beer bottles. All other colors of glass are made into finely ground cullet and sent to Owens Corning in Kansas City, KS to be manufactured into fiberglass insulation.

Accepted Items:

Ripple accepts all glass food and beverage containers of any color, including mason jars and glass drinking vessels such as wine glasses. Candle jars (leftover candle wax is fine) and glass cosmetics bottles/jars are all okay to recycle. Windows and shower doors are usually OK, so long as the frames are removed.

 

Not Accepted:

No cardboard, boxes, plastic, trash, china, porcelain, ceramic or milk glass, please! Ripple cannot accept Pyrex, Corning ware, ceramics, dishware, or ham sandwiches. Please keep all other waste out of the bins. Other items Ripple doesn’t accept include light bulbs, TVs, and mirrors.

About Ripple Glass:
Ripple Glass, founded in 2009, is the brainchild of the folks at Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. Before Ripple Glass, Kansas Citians threw away 150 million pounds of glass – hundreds of millions of beautiful bottles and jars. The folks at Boulevard finally got tired of being part of the problem. With the support of local companies and community organizations, they came up with a solution—Ripple Glass. Since its launch in 2009, Ripple Glass has more than quadrupled the rate of glass recycling in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and partnered with more than 80 municipalities throughout the Midwest. For more information visit www.rippleglass.com.