Glass Recycling

As of June 2016, you can bring your glass bottles to the Wayne Transfer Station for recycling. The City of Wayne Green Team has partnered with Ripple Glass out of Kansas City to pick up and recycle our community's glass for free. We are excited to offer this glass recycling to our community in support of our city's Zero Waste Strategy. Ripple Glass even rewards communities with funds for achieving goals of year-over-year growth on glass tonnage collected.

Where do I take my glass?

Bring your clean and rinsed glass bottles to the metal bins inside the Wayne Transfer Station located at 110 Windom Street. The Transfer Station is open Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. There is no charge to recycle at the Wayne Transfer Station.

What kind of glass can I recycle at the Wayne Transfer Station?

The following clean and rinsed glass is accepted:

  • Glass food and beverage containers, all colors
  • Labels and caps can remain on the glass
  • Glassware such as wine and pint glasses
  • Plate glass when pre-approved by Ripple -- all hardware, framing, casings and spacers must be removed and laminated glass is not accepted

What kind of glass is not accepted for recycling?

  • No windshields
  • No ceramic, porcelain or milk glass
  • No laminated glass
  • No mirrors

What happens when the metal bins are full of glass?

Once the metal bins are full, Gill Hauling will move the glass to the concrete bunker located next to the Boy Scouts Paper Trailer. Once the bunker is full, Ripple Glass will then pick up the glass for recycling into fiberglass insulation and bottles.

Can I have glass picked up at my home instead?

Yes, if you prefer to have glass picked up in your curbside recycling, call Waste Connections (402-644-8300) to sign up for their trash and recycling services. Waste Connections accepts glass in its single-stream recycling bin for residential services, which it then takes to Sioux Falls and eventually is recycled in Minneapolis.

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