Republic Services and Ripple Glass
Processing Clean, Marketable Glass
Republic Services and Ripple Glass have joined forces in launching a new glass cleaning system to increase the amount of reusable glass with greater marketability. Sorting and processing of mixed, single-stream glass has not been available in St. Louis since 2014. The project involves equipment in St. Louis and Kansas City. The glass will be cleaned in two stages to meet the specifications needed when it is to replace raw ingredients. The end product will be ready for manufacturing new bottles and fiberglass insulation. The St. Louis Material Recovery Facility will render nearly 800 tons of glass usable for recyclers. The program ensures the jobs of existing operators and laborers and creates now jobs I the trucking industry.