Why can’t I recycle glass in my community?

Due to El Paso’s poor proximity to re-manufacturing plants, coupled with the high cost of transportation and low market value for cullet, it is not cost-effective for the City of El Paso to recycle glass in the traditional manner. Our goal was to find a unique way to give this valuable resource a second life and divert it from the landfill, which is why we explored nontraditional methods for glass recycling.


Why can’t I put glass in the blue bin?

The Friedman Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) is not outfitted to recycle glass due to the above issues mentioned, which is why you cannot place your glass in the blue bin.