How much has been collected?
Since 2011, Boise City has collected nearly 37,000 cubic yards of glass from citywide collection sites and curbside collection services. That quantity amounts to roughly 7500 tons of glass that has been collected and reused in Boise!
Who uses the glass?
Boise City has partnered with Environmental Abrasives to crush glass bottles and jars for reuse. Environmental Abrasives is a local manufacturer and distributor for industrial abrasive products used primarily in the sand blasting industry. View demonstration
What are the environmental benefits?
Local collection and use of glass bottles and jars reduces carbon emissions and ensures a long-term, economical, and efficient program for city residents and businesses. In addition, it keeps a useable product out of the landfill!