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Mon County to halt recycled glass program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Starting in July, Monongalia County will no longer accept glass for recycling.

The county's Solid Waste Authority voted in April to stop the practice. Recycling coordinator Donnie DeBerry tells The State Journal ( that the decision was difficult, but over the past year, the authority lost nearly $48,000 from more than 300 tons of recycled glass.

West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board executive director Mark Holstine says recycling glass is a problem because there are no nearby market sources.

DeBerry says recycled glass has to be hauled to a facility in Greensburg, Pa., and his agency receives nothing for green glass and less than $10 a ton for brown and clear glass. He says the decision means other services can continue, such as recycling electronics and old tires.


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