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(June 14, 2019)

A tenth glass recycling collection center is now located in southwest Omaha, it is the tenth glass recycling drop-off location in Omaha.

The bright purple container is located in the parking lot of Super Saver near 144th & Millard Avenue. 

In 2017, Keep Omaha Beautiful partnered with the City of Omaha and Ripple Glass to help make glass recycling more accessible throughout the community. Since this partnership, Keep Omaha Beautiful has assisted the City of Omaha in securing grant funding to purchase four new glass recycling containers and has helped identify new drop-off locations, including Hy-Vee at 180th & Pacific, Fresh Thyme at 150th & Maple, Baker's at 120th & Center, and now Super Saver at 144th & Millard Avenue. All four of these grocery stores have bright purple collection containers in their parking lots, which are open to the public twenty-four hours a day.

“We are thrilled to work with Super Saver to open this new collection location given that the far southwest section of Omaha was lacking a nearby glass recycling site,” says Keep Omaha Beautiful’s Executive Director Chris Stratman. “Our goal is to help the City of Omaha continue to expand the glass recycling program so it is as convenient as possible for residents.

"Last year, more than 3,300,000 pounds of glass was collected in Omaha and recycled, equating to roughly 1,650 tons of recyclable material diverted from the landfill. The glass is shipped to Ripple Glass in Kansas City where it is converted into new bottles and jars, and fiberglass insulation.

 

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