Strategic Materials supports glass recycling in Dekalb County, Georgia
Strategic Materials announces program to increase glass recycling in Atlanta metro, with Dekalb County Sanitation Division partnership. Strategic Materials, headquartered in Houston, has more than a 100-year history in the industry and is the largest glass recycler in North America.
After months of planning, nearly twenty glass recycling bins have been placed throughout the county, where residents can conveniently drop-off their glass recyclables in large, industrial-sized collection containers.
- Blackburn Park 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Atlanta, GA 30319
- Mason Mill Park 1340 McConnell Dr Decatur, GA 30033
- Brook Run Park 4770 N Peachtree Rd Dunwoody, GA 30338
- Wade Walker Park 5585 Rockbridge Rd Stone Mountain, GA 30088
- Redan Recreation Center 1839 Phillips Rd Lithonia, GA 30058
- Tucker Recreation Center 4898 Lavista Rd Tucker, GA 30084
- Briarwood Park, 2235 Briarwood Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
- Exchange Park Recreation Center 2771 Columbia Dr Decatur, GA 30034
- Dunwoody Library 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd Dunwoody, GA 30338
- Stonecrest Library 3123 Klondike Rd Lithonia, GA 30038
- Flat Shoals Library 4022 Flat Shoals Pkwy Decatur, GA 30034
- Salem-Panola Library 5137 Salem Rd Lithonia, GA 30038
- Hairston Crossing Library 4911 Redan Rd Stone Mountain, GA 30088
- Fire Station 12 5323 Roberts Dr Dunwoody, GA 30338
- Target - Edgewood location 1275 Caroline St NE Atlanta, GA 30307
- Seminole Road Landfill 4203 Clevemont Rd Ellenwood, GA 30294
Strategic Materials has launched similar programs around the United States with varying partnerships to ensure glass is diverted from landfills. Glass is crushed, sorted and primarily recycled back into glass container manufacturing and fiberglass insulation, resulting in a reduction of energy costs, and savings on virgin materials during production. “The public wants to recycle, it’s the right to do, and there are markets for the product, which supports jobs. I applaud the county for its leadership in this area to drive glass recycling forward, and we are happy to be a part of it,” said Curt Bucey, Executive Vice President for Strategic Materials.
Georgia in particular will benefit from an increase in glass recycling - recycled glass is utilized by facilities such as Owens-Illinois, Atlanta; Anchor Glass, Warner Robins; Owens Corning, Fairburn; Johns Manville in Winder; and CertainTeed Athens, meaning local job creation and support. It also keeps local recycled glass in local markets, reducing the transportation footprint.
To learn more please visit DeKalb County’s Sanitation Division website>>>