In collaboration with Colorado Industrial Recycling, Discover Goodwill’s Retail Support Center (RSC) recently moved its first load of glass to Momentum Recycling in Denver. The benefits of glass recycling are huge: the RSC can now divert approximately 10 tons of glass waste per month from the landfill to Momentum’s Denver plant — equating to 240,000 pounds per year — which is an annual savings in trash expenses of $5,000. The proceeds from glass recycling tend to be low, so any revenue earned will be used to cover the hauling and equipment costs. Fun fact: some of the glass the RSC recycles will be manufactured into Coors beer bottles.

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