Ace Recycling and Disposal can help you recycle all of your glass products. Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled repeatedly without loss in quality or purity. In fact, 90% of recycled glass is used to make new containers. Recycled glass containers are always needed because glass manufacturers require high-quality recycled container glass to meet market demands for new glass containers.
Glass Acceptable for Recycling:
- Clear glass
- Brown amber glass
- Green glass
Glass that Cannot Be Recycled:
- Any glass contaminated with dirt, food, or mercury
- Heat-resistant glass
- Mirror or window glass
- Light Bulbs
- Frosted glass
- Plate glass
Glass Recycling Process
Sorting – The glass recycling process begins when glass is sorted based on color. Different chemicals need to be added to take the glass back to a basic color.
Processing – The glass pieces are crushed into tiny pieces of sand like pellets referred to as cullets. Once crushed, the glass goes through the process of removing contaminants such as metal and ceramic pieces.
Melting and Recycling – The last process is to melt the cullets to be used.