A new glass recycling collection container that has been set up in southwest Omaha is the metro area’s 10th glass recycling drop-off site.
The purple container is in the parking lot of the Super Saver near 144th Street and Millard Avenue at 5710 S. 144th St.
Glass isn’t collected curbside as part of the City of Omaha’s residential recycling program because it contaminates other recyclables, according to a press release from Keep Omaha Beautiful.
Last year, more than 3.3 million pounds of glass was collected in Omaha and recycled, equating to roughly 1,650 tons of recyclable material diverted from the landfill, Keep Omaha Beautiful said.
The glass is ultimately shipped to Ripple Glass in Kansas City, Missouri, where it is converted into new bottles, jars and fiberglass insulation.
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The Omaha-area glass drop-off sites are:
- Hy-Vee, 1000 S. 178th St. (180th and Pacific Streets)
- Westwood Plaza, 12075 West Center Road (near Taco Bell)
- Super Saver, 5710 S. 144th St. (north end of parking lot)
- Fresh Thyme, 14949 Evans Plaza (150th Street and West Maple Road)
- Heartland of America Park, 800 Douglas St. (east of the parking lot)
- Parking lot at 20801 Elkhorn Drive
- Parking lot at North 75th and Corby Streets (Corby is one block south of Maple Street)
- Parking lot at the northeast corner of South 26th Avenue and Douglas Street
- River City Recycling, 6404 S. 60th St. (between Q and Harrison Streets)
- Firstar Fiber, 10330 I St. (use the east driveway).
For more information, go to wasteline.org/glass.