Dock project to improve glass recycling

An $80,000 improvement to the docks at the Logan County Solid Waste Management District should help the agency better handle glass flow and increase glass recycling.


Employees of Alexander Concrete pour and smooth a concrete pad at the docks of the Logan County Solid Waste Management District on Thursday. The dock reconfiguration will allow the district to more efficiently handle recyclable glass material and provide a new loading area for cardboard and paper products. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

“The Ohio (Environmental Protection Agency) is very interested in seeing more glass recycling, but it is a very marginal activity economically,” district consultant Howard Weinerman said. “The best thing we could do as a solid waste district was to manage our costs and this allows us to do that.”

The project, which was funded by a $72,000 EPA grant and $8,000 of local money, includes a glass storage area capable of holding 22 tons of glass, a new dock for storing cardboard and paper products and a specialty piece of equipment to load glass onto trucks.


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