Glass is not Trash
... but unfortunately in many parts of the U.S., including Erie County, this infinitely recyclable material is being treated as a waste product and dumped into landfills.
It doesn't have to be this way.
Our Mission is to divert over 80% of the recyclable glass containers consumed in Erie County from regional landfills guided by a simple philosophy – circular economies create value and reduce waste.
Glass containers are infinitely recyclable without losing quality or purity, and are considered a strategic material in the glass container manufacturing industry. Glass recycling advances circular economic systems that benefit local communities, and reduce environmental pressures due to raw material mining and energy consumption.
The Vision of Bayfront Glass is to serve as a “best practice” in the glass recycling industry, and expand our business system regionally through a rapid and cost-effective deployment systems.
If you are a municipal recycling coordinator, business owner or manager, event organizer, or concerned citizen who would like to start recycling glass again, please contact us to learn more about our services.
Glass can be recycled endlessly, and benefits manufacturers, the environment, and consumers. Yet each year only one-third of the total amount of glass thrown away in the US is recycled ... the rest ends up in landfills ... learn why here.