A glass recycling bin designed to help more than a dozen municipalities keep jars, bottles and other related items from ending up in landfills has been installed in Sewickley.
On Friday, Pittsburgh-based Michael Brothers Hauling put the 20-yard bin in a field at Riverfront Park near the playgrounds.
It is the permanent location of the Quaker Valley Council of Governments glass recycling program.
Government Council executive director Patrick Conners said the site was selected because of its easy access and popularity at pop-up recycling events.
Sewickley public works crews are responsible for checking it at least once a day to keep it safe.
The bin can hold between four and five tons of glass.
Quaker Valley Council of Governments communities include Aleppo, Avalon, Bell Acres, Bellevue, Ben Avon, Edgeworth, Emsworth, Glen Osborne, Glenfield, Haysville, Kilbuck, Leet, Leetsdale, Sewickley and Sewickley Heights.
No proof of residence is required to use the ferry.
Users are asked to observe the park’s dawn-to-dusk policy when recycling.
There is a sign indicating what can and cannot be recycled.
Glass containers must be rinsed of all perishable debris before being recycled.
Adhesive labels and container lids do not need to be removed.
Conners said the trash will be transported by Michael Brothers Hauling to CAP Glass in Mt. Pleasant, one of the nation’s largest glass recyclers. Both companies were also used at last year’s pop-up events.
Sewickley Council Deputy Chairwoman Julie Barnes said by email that she was delighted to have the bin in her borough.
“This shared community asset illustrates that when we work with neighboring communities, we can deliver quality of life improvements that individual municipalities typically cannot deliver on their own,” Barnes said.
More information about the recycling program is available at qvcog.org.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .