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Re: [greenyes] crushed glass as landfill cell packing
In addition to Melissa's question, did you have to get regulatory approval
to use the crushed glass in place of the drainage material you normally use?


> as your county saves the landfill money on their avoided cell-packaging
costs, do you earn a tipping credit and/or a fee for the commodity you

>  Heidi Swets <hswets@no.address> wrote:In our county of just about
21,000 in rural NE Iowa we have had to stop recycling glass into new glass
containers because it was getting to be too costly to sort it compared to
the market price. (Our facility services just our county & sorts and
processes materials collected via a voluntary drop off system. Our workers
are adults with disabilities. We handle just over 3000 tons per year.)
Presently we are sending the glass to our landfill where they crush it on a
pad and use it as drainage material in the development of new cells. So the
landfill mines less sand from local quarries and we stop losing money on
glass. Which is better?

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