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Press Release

Glass Recycling Update

August 3, 2017 


The Corporation of Shepherdstown was dismayed to learn of the discontinuation of glass recycling effective this past spring.  The Corporation, its residents, and businesses pride themselves on helping keep glass out of the solid waste stream, and the discontinuation has caused stress for many dedicated recyclers. We have never stopped pursuing an alternative.


The Corporation of Shepherdstown Public Works Department is excited to be partnering with Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority (JCSWA) to develop a new plan to recycle mixed glass.


Once the plan is instituted, the residents and businesses of the Corporation of Shepherdstown will be able to recycle mixed glass.  They will not have to separate it by color, but will have to separate it from the rest of the recycling.


Recycling is near and dear to our hearts in Shepherdstown, so we will be able to offer glass recycling again in the near future.  Thankfully, we can once again keep glass out of our solid waste stream.  The timeline for instituting mixed-glass recycling pick-up is dependent upon procuring the needed equipment.


In the meantime, JCSWA has placed a container at their facility for mixed-glass drop-off located at 332 Jefferson Orchard Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430.  Phone – 304-728-0430.


A special thanks goes out to Mayor Auxer, Frank Welch - Public Works Director, Billy Madert – Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority Director, and Carry All Products (CAP Glass) – the company in PA where the glass will be recycled.


We are committed to providing recycling services for the Corporation of Shepherdstown/or/ our residents, and thank you for your patience and understanding during this process.