Monday, May 3, 2010

Huntsville residents: Your 'recycled' glass has been ending up in an incinerator

This should be listed with the Huntsville's other awards.

By Steve Doyle, The Huntsville Times

May 02, 2010, 8:33AM
Man recycling glassView full sizeMichael Jones drops off glass bottles for recycling in the public glass recycling bins at Allied Waste's Huntsville Recyclery.
HUNTSVILLE, AL -- For six years, the Lowe Mill arts center took great pride in lugging its empty glass bottles to Allied Waste's Huntsville Recyclery off Triana Boulevard.
Assistant Manager Grace Billiter didn't mind the smelly, heavy work because keeping the bottles out of the landfill was good for the planet. She assumed they were being turned into new, eco-friendly products.
But Allied officials confirmed last week that glass hauled to the recyclery by green-minded residents - about two tons every month - has not been recycled.