Regional Glass Recycling Meeting Held in Hastings, Featuring Ripple Glass

Attendees of the glass recycling meeting sit at tables in the conference room at CCC Hastings Campus
Published August 31, 2021
On July 29th, the Nebraska Recycling Council and Ripple Glass held a regional glass recycling meeting for communities in South Central Nebraska. Meeting at the Central Community College Hastings Campus, 14 people attended, representing Grand Island, Adams County, Juniata, Hastings, Superior, Cairo, and Oxford.
Glass recycling is most successful when functioning in a “hub and spoke” system wherein a larger community, acting as a hub, hosts a large bunker, and smaller communities bring trailers to the hub site, acting as spokes. In this meeting, Josh Boyer with Ripple Glass described the various methods of storing and transporting glass, so that glass recycling is available to communities of all sizes.
Ripple Glass supports the costs of transporting and processing material, and the Nebraska Recycling Council aids in the initial investment of equipment through our Recycling Equipment Grants, making glass recycling in the area accessible at very little cost.
Contact Josh Boyer with Ripple Glass for questions on starting glass recycling in your community!