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Get the glass out of your trash as mayor announces new recycling options

Get the glass out of your trash, mayor announces new recycling options

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While the city won't pick up your glass recyclables, a new partnership is working to provide additional recycling bins for glass. Courtesy of KTRK Houston/Channel 13

If you've been tossing your mayo jars and wine bottles in garbage bags since March when the city stopped collecting glass for recycling, soon you'll have a few more options for eco-friendly glass dumping.

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Wednesday an expanded program of recycling bins for glass thanks to a partnership with Strategic Materials. That firm, according to the mayor's office is "working with industry partners and local communities to cover the cost of glass recycling drop off boxes." Ultimately, the company will sponsor bins at a total of 10 locations throughout the city.

The first two bins go into service this weekend. You can drop those beer bottles and pickle jars off at Sharpstown Park, 6600 Harbor Town Drive, accessible during park hours, and the Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center, 2208 Washington Avenue, accessible 24/7.

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department is set to send out notices as more bins are brought on line. The locations and progress of the program will be available on the Strategic Materials company website.

Of course, still available are the nine existing City of Houston neighborhood depositories where residents are able to recycle glass and other items. 

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