Loudoun County launched a pilot glass recycling program in July 2020 at the county’s recycling drop-off centers in Hamilton, Leesburg and Sterling. The county has now expanded the program to three additional sites: Arcola, Middleburg and Philomont. Glass bottles and jars are now being collected separately at the:
Visitors to the recycling center will see large purple bins labeled “Glass Recycling,” where glass bottles and jars are to be placed. Please follow these guidelines:
The program is designed to increase recycling opportunities for glass. Glass that is commingled with other recyclable materials at the point of collection requires additional processing not currently available at local facilities and results in disposal of the glass as waste or otherwise limits the extent to which the glass can be recycled. The glass bottles and jars collected in the purple bins at the county's recycling drop-off centers is delivered to Fairfax County to be used in construction projects and may also be sent to other facilities that are able to recycle it into new glass bottles and other products.
More information about recycling in Loudoun County is online at loudoun.gov/recycling.
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