Gwinnett Goes Green: 10 New Glass Recycling Sites Open

January 19, 2024
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Gwinnett Goes Green: 10 New Glass Recycling Sites Open

🌿 The Gist: Gwinnett County, in a move to bolster sustainability, has introduced 10 new glass recycling locations. This expansion provides residents more convenient options to participate in eco-friendly practices.

🌍 The Details: In collaboration with Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Ripple Glass, the county now offers 13 sites for glass recycling. Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson emphasizes this initiative aligns with Gwinnett’s sustainability goals. The new sites are strategically placed in parks and aquatic centers across the county, including Bogan Park in Buford, Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville, and Peachtree Ridge Park in Suwanee, among others.

The Locations: Look for the purple glass recycling containers at the following locations:

  • Bogan Park in Buford
  • Duncan Creek Park, Harbins Park (baseball entrance) and Rabbit Hill Park (football entrance) in Dacula
  • Bethesda Park and Collins Hill Aquatic Center in Lawrenceville
  • Lucky Shoals Park in Norcross
  • Lenora Park (football entrance) in Snellville
  • Mountain Park Aquatic Center in Stone Mountain
  • Peachtree Ridge Park in Suwanee

📚 In Context: Previously, the county had three glass recycling locations. This significant expansion reflects a growing commitment to environmental stewardship. Gwinnett’s partnership with Ripple Glass also underlines the importance of local collaboration in achieving sustainability objectives.

🌱 Why It Matters: The new recycling sites not only make glass recycling more accessible but also contribute to reducing landfill waste. Recycled glass is in high demand in Georgia, supporting local jobs and industries. This initiative represents a tangible step towards a more sustainable and environmentally conscious community.

🤝 What You Can Do: Gwinnett residents can contribute by dropping off empty and rinsed glass jars and bottles at any of the 13 locations. Participation in this program is a straightforward way to support local sustainability efforts.

🔗 Go Deeper: For more details on glass recycling locations and guidelines, visit GwinnettCounty.com/GlassRecycling.

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