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St. Augustine launches glass recycling program

The city has designated three different locations where you can drop-off your glass recycling.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Despite St. Augustine's ruling they wouldn't recycle glass anymore in 2020 due to costs, the city's Solid Waste Division have announced the launch of its drop-off glass recycling program, according to a release.

City crews have completed necessary preparations and installed specially-designed blue dumpsters, equipped with locking lids and jar-friendly openings.

Those willing to participate in the program have three designated locations to drop off their glass recycling: downtown Lincolnville at 501 Riberia Street, North City at 323 San Marco Avenue and Anastasia Island at 143 Red Cox Drive.

"We appreciate the patience of our residents who have eagerly awaited this moment and look forward to their participation in this new program," said Olivia Smith, Solid Waste Manager. "I also want to recognize the exceptional efforts of our team for the installation and launch of these dumpsters. Together, we can make a significant impact on reducing landfill waste and protecting our environment."

Acceptable glass items for recycling include packaging food, beverages, hot sauces, spices, syrups, baby foods, perfume bottles, cosmetic jars and mason jars. It is important to remember to remove any metal or plastic lids and caps before recycling and rinsing off containers.

Unacceptable glass items include dishware, crystal and stemware, drinkware, figurines made of glass, ceramic or porcelain, automotive windows and mirrors, picture frames, tabletops, mirrors, computer monitors and/or screens of any type, magnifying glasses, eyewear, marbles and light bulbs.

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