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Podcast: Taking a deeper look at City and County recycling changes

Wednesday, February 17

City, County to end glass recycling March 1


As announced earlier this month, due to significant changes in the recycling marketplace, glass will no longer be accepted as of March 1 at Spartanburg County recycling centers or through the City of Spartanburg’s residential curbside recycling collection program City residents should stop putting glass in their blue rollcarts following their final collection day in February.


The changes are in large part due a dramatic nationwide drop in the price for glass recyclables, leaving many communities across the country with no viable opportunities for their glass recyclables. On a brighter note, while glass recycling is being discontinued, both the County and City recycling programs now collect cardboard cartons, such as those for milk and juice, which previously were not accepted.


Today on the podcast, we're taking a deeper look at why these new recycling changes are being made with Spartanburg County Recycling Coordinator, Jes Sdao Swanson and Shelley Robbins, Sustainable Communities Project Manager with Upstate Forever. Listen below for more.


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