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{HARRISBURG} – Glass recycling is now available at the Dauphin County Center, thanks to a partnership between Commissioners George Hartwick, III, Justin Douglas, and Mike Pries and the City of Harrisburg.

The Recycling Center is located close to the Steelton Borough line, at 1625 South Cameron Street in Harrisburg.

City of Harrisburg Public Works does not collect glass as part of their curbside recycling collection. Instead, residents are asked to take glass to one of 10 drop-off containers located throughout the city.  Dauphin County Commissioners stepped in to offer an additional drop-off spot at its Recycling Center.

“It’s a win-win for everyone,” said Commissioner Mike Pries, who has oversight of the county’s Solid Waste and Recycling Department.  “Residents countywide will have access to glass recycling drop-off at our Recycling Center and, as an added benefit, it will provide additional tonnage for the City’s Act 101 recycling program, which will bring added dollars to the county.” 

“Our Recycling Center frequently receives calls about glass recycling,” said Commissioner George Hartwick, III.  “While most curbside recycling programs do allow it, some do not, so this partnership will be helpful to residents who want to be environmentally responsible, bolstering our citywide and countywide efforts to reduce litter and illegal dumping.”. 

This partnership begins Monday, February 26 and is being launched at no additional cost to the county. The City has provided several 64 gallon trash bins for the collection and will service them weekly, or as often as required. 

The Recycling Center is open on Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm (gates close at 4:30).

“I am pleased at the partnership between the city and county, and hope residents will use these bins for all their glass bottles and jars,” said Commissioner Justin Douglas. “I appreciate everyone’s efforts to keep Dauphin County clean and beautiful.”

“This is a great way to promote the partnership between the City of Harrisburg and Dauphin County to help streamline everyone’s day-to-day lives,” said Dave West, Harrisburg’s Deputy Director of Public Works. “Instead of going one place to recycle glass and one place to recycle everything else, now residents can do it all in one place. It’s a great idea, and one that will also help pull glass from mixing in with waste.”


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