Recycle Utah wants to offer continuous glass recycling for Summit County.
The nonprofit organization has recycled glass on and off for the past 24 ½ years, and would like to make it a permanent service.
The trick, however, is the logistics.
“We would do it when we had someone to deliver our bin to the Salt Lake valley,” said Insa Riepen, Recycle Utah executive director. “We would collect the glass here and then transport it down the canyon, but we couldn’t guarantee that we could do it because we needed to contract the haulers and the sorters.”
A simple tweet opened a whole new possibility for recycling in Utah Valley this week.
Acting on the request of residents, Pleasant Grove has started what is believed to be the valley’s first glass recycling program. Utah Valley as a whole has been slow to adopt such an effort, which has been available for a couple years in Salt Lake County and Park City.