Currently in Colorado, only 17% of recycled glass actually gets recycled. The rest ends up in landfills damaging not only the environment, but the fragile ecosystems that depend on it.
In addition, glass contaminates 25% of the other recycled materials it’s combined with. So, if you use single stream recycling and include glass in your bin, much of your effort to recycle is for naught.
The solution? Remove glass from your single-stream recycling. This ensures that 100% of your materials get properly recycled!
Drop your glass off at FoCo Cafe! We host a public Clear Intentions glass drop-off station. This Colorado company provides services to ensure that 100% of glass, an infinitely reusable material, is reused. There are other glass recycling stations in Fort Collins – you may find one even closer to home.
Please drop off
- brown, green and clear beer bottles
- wine and liquor bottles
- drink, food, and other glass containers
- broken glass is even accepted
DO NOT leave plastic bags, pyrex, cermanic dishes or cups, mirrors, lightbulbs, or any trash.
Together, we can reduce landfill waste, make a positive impact on the environment, and build community around recycling!