Local Edmond: City Announces Republic Services States It Will No Longer Recycle Glass Citing It’s No Longer Environmentally Responsible
The City of Edmond posted on Facebook a public release of a new change to our City’s recycling program starting January 1, 2020, stating that Republic Services will no longer accept glass jars and bottles, along with not accepting any plastics with the number’s 3 through 7 stamped on the bottom.
In a stunning statement, Republic Services stated, “The carbon footprint to collect, transport and recycle glass now exceeds the benefit of recycling it. It is no longer environmentally responsible to recycle glass. We are always evaluating the benefits as well as the overall impact of recycling in order to ensure that our program is efficient and environmentally friendly.”