Baltimore County Reaches Agreement to Recycle Glass

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced today that the County has started a new glass recycling program after reaching a ten-year agreement with CAP Glass, one of the nations largest glass recycling companies.

The County has agreed to deliver glass from the Cockeysville Materials Recovery Facility to the Cap Glass facility in Baltimore City for processing, after which the marketable glass will be sent to OI Glass, Inc. to make new glass containers. The effort is part of the County Executive’s multi-year search for a sustainable glass market.

“A better Baltimore County is one where sustainability and the future of our planet is a top priority, and this new agreement puts that commitment into action as we make our County’s recycling even more efficient,” said County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “I’m proud that our team was able to find an innovative solution to resume glass recycling in Baltimore County, reducing waste output in the process.”

From the press release:

Until 2013, Baltimore County directly processed glass recycling. Like most jurisdictions across the country, Baltimore County experienced both technical and financial limitations that prevented efficient glass recycling at municipal facilities.

This new agreement is the result of Baltimore County’s multi-year search for a sustainable glass market. Olszewski, who took office in December 2018, provided new funding in the County’s FY21 budget to help support County efforts to pursue a cost-efficient glass recycling initiative.

“This is an important initiative to expand the County’s current recycling efforts,” said Michael R. Beichler, C.P.E Chief of the Baltimore County Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Solid Waste Management. “We’re thankful to engage in this productive partnership with Cap Glass and are looking forward to working together for years to come.”

For more information view the press release.

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