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Greenville no longer accepting glass in recycling bins

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The city of Greenville announced Thursday that glass would no longer be collected via curbside recycling bins or accepted at recycling centers beginning April 1.

Greenville County stopped accepting glass recyclables on March 1.

“Like Greenville County and other municipalities, the City also uses Pratt Industries, the only remaining Material Recovery Facility in the Upstate, which has already stopped accepting glass from its other customers,” city officials said in a news release.

 “Historically, glass has accounted for between 12 and 20 percent of the materials collected through our recycling program,” said Mike Murphy, the City’s Public Works Department director. “While we will no longer be able to provide that specific option for our citizens, we are still committed to working with them to reduce the amount of materials going into the landfill by making recycling in the city as simple and convenient as possible.”

Greenville will continue to accept mixed paper, cardboard, paperboard, aluminum, steel and plastic for recycling.

Greenville will transition to an automated recycling collection system this summer and will distribute new 96-gallon recycle roll carts to all residential customers in May.

The changes will also allow for an increase in the types of plastic materials the city collects this summer.

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