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County bolsters glass recycling – by pulling it from curbside

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Glass recycling in Fairfax County, Va.

Recovered material outside the new glass processing facility in Fairfax County, Va. | Courtesy of Fairfax County.

A local program in a populous area of northern Virginia is seeing positive results after shifting glass from curbside collection to drop-off. The effort has also set the stage for a hub-and-spoke system to serve the wider region.

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Large cullet end user coming to Southeast

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Furnace start-up at Georgia-based Arglass Yamamura is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020. | From Arglass Yamamura website.

A newly formed company plans to build what it calls the first new U.S. glass bottle factory in over a generation. The $123 million plant will use recycled glass.

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Strategic Materials agrees to pay battery disposal fine

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Batteries of various sizes.

Batteries made their way to Strategic Materials’ facility as contamination in the curbside recycling stream. | ANGHI/Shutterstock

A glass recycling facility will pay $1.2 million to settle allegations of improper disposal of batteries, which shouldn’t have arrived at its facility in the first place.

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