New business offers curbside glass recycling

Damon Wittenborn with his Atlas Glass recycling bins.

reposted from PVPost

Midtown is one of the locations where Dam Wittenborn sees a new business opportunity for glass recycling. While the city picks up recycling at the curb, it doesn’t take glass. Ripple Glass has collection bins where residents can drop off glass. Now Wittenborn is offering to fill in the gap by offering curbside glass pickup directly to homeowners. His new company, Atlas Glass, has been taking subscriptions for curbside pickup for just over a month.

Pickup every other week costs $60 for a six-month subscription or $110 for a year-long subscription. Weekly pickup is $120 for six months or $220 for a year. Wittenborn picks up glass the same day as homeowners’ normal trash pickup.

At present, he’s offering his service in northeast Johnson County, Brookside, Waldo as well as Midtown.

“Currently we are a one man operation with high hopes of being a job creator in the near future,” he said. “Our top priority is to keep glass out of our landfills by making glass recycling as convenient and easy as possible.”

Atlas delivers the glass it collects to Ripple Glass — at no charge to them, he says.

“It’s our way of saying thank you to Ripple for creating jobs and helping us all to take a step towards a more sustainable future,” he said.

For more information, check out Atlas Glass’s website.

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