glass recycling

MARQUETTE, MI--   The City of Marquette is taking public input and formulating ideas for recycling glass.

City Commissioner Sarah Reynolds says there hasn’t been a large market for glass in the state, but 

environmentally conscious residents want to recycle. She says the city has come up with three main approaches regarding glass.

Marquette City Commissioner Sarah Reynolds talks to News Director Nicole Walton about the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority's lack of transparency when it comes to glass recycling, and 

whether the city should explore options to recycle glass.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Glass is no longer being accepted in recycling by the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority.

Landfill Director Brad Austin says the main reason is the inability to market the material, as no glass recyclers are nearby. He says another reason is to keep employees safe from broken glass. Austin says since there’s no way to sell it, broken glass has been picked out of the rigid recycling stream and going into the landfill from the start.