Glass recycling training opportunity scheduled for Dickson St.


Glass recycling training upcoming in early August


The City of Fayetteville, Boston Mountain Solid Waste District, Ripple Glass, and Washington County invite all commercial restaurant, bar, and bar/restaurant owners and employees to learn more about consumer glass recycling on August 6 and 7, 2012.  Donna Utter, Director of Business Development for Ripple Glass of Kansas City, Missouri, will discuss and instruct commercial users of glassware in the proper methods of glass recycling in four sessions in Fayetteville with two on August 6 and two on August 7 as follows: 

  • Monday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. at Sideways, 311 W. Dickson, Suite 201
  • Monday, August 6, 3:00 p.m. at Jose’s, 324 W. Dickson
  • Tuesday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. at Sideways, 311 W. Dickson, Suite 201
  • Tuesday, August 7, 3:00 p.m. at Jose’s, 324 W. Dickson 

Mayor and Boston Mountain Solid Waste District Board Member Lioneld Jordan brought together the City of Fayetteville, Boston Mountain Solid Waste District, Washington County, and Ripple Glass to provide this educational opportunity for businesses to have helpful information about commercial glass recycling in bars and restaurants, as well as how the pilot program in Fayetteville can be successful for Fayetteville and the environment.  Glass recycling will reduce disposal fees which help keep rates low for Fayetteville rate payers, provides recycled glass commodities to lower the cost of new product manufacturing, and provides environmental and social benefits for our community by exchanging our recycled glass commodities for energy efficient insulation for Community Development Block Grant and Habitat for Humanity projects. 

This Fayetteville glass recycling pilot program has already started in the Downtown Dickson Street Entertainment District.  Thank you to the businesses who are participating in this pilot program as they have already proven successes in sustainable work practices.  In its first weekend, pick-up of glass from this pilot program in the Entertainment District brought in half a ton of glass which is glass that can now be reused.   

Once this pilot program gets further established, it will expand to Uptown Fayetteville and other locations in Fayetteville; and there are plans to expand recycling services for glass out into other areas, including the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District (Washington and Madison Counties).   

Donna Utter of Ripple Glass will discuss recycling and its benefits, how to recycle glass from your business (such as what can be recycled and techniques), consolidating glass in the business, identifying recycling bins for glass, and the City of Fayetteville collections with this pilot program.  These meetings are open to everyone, and we particularly encourage owners and employees of bars, restaurants, and restaurant/bars to attend one of the four classes offered��this educational opportunity is provided free of charge.