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Winchester residents can recycle glass again

amanda behan

City of Winchester announced that residents can now drop off glass for recycling at 5 locations as of Monday.

Those locations include Frederick Douglass Park, Whittier Park, Park Place Park, Weaver Park and Jim Barnett Park.

Using COVID-19  stimulus funds the City purchased a glass crushing mechanism that is now fully installed and functioning.

The machine can crush one ton of glass an hour which will in turn be used for City construction projects.

The machine will pulverize glass into sand and aggregate to be used to fill sand bags and temporary road barricades as well as other projects.

The pulverized glass will be used in City projects and hopefully will become available for community members in the future.

Interesting to note that when the City collected glass for recycling at curbside they processed an average of five tons per month.

Any questions can be directed to Winchester City’s Public Works department at 540-773-1340.

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