Why does Pasco County no longer recycle glass?

Glass contaminates the rest of your recycling.  The glass dust and glass shards get into other materials making them less recyclable.  This isn't a new problem; however, the standards for recycling material keep rising, and glass is making it more difficult to recycle other things.  Also, there is no viable market for glass in Florida.  And eliminating glass from Pasco's recycling program is more environmentally-friendly.  Instead of ultimately being buried in a landfill due to contamination and low quality, glass now goes to Pasco's Waste-to-Energy plant where it will likely be used in future, sustainable public works projects, leaving less of a carbon footprint.  Removing glass from Pasco's recycling stream will improve our recycling efforts.

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1. How do I recycle in Pasco County?
2. When is my recycling day?
3. Where do I get a recycling cart, and how much will it cost?
4. When does once-a-week recycling begin in Pasco County?
5. Why is recycling, including glass, less expensive in some other areas?
6. Why does Pasco County no longer recycle glass?
7. Is recycling mandatory?
8. Where can I take glass to be recycled?
9. Where do recyclables go?
10. How often is my recycling picked up?
11. What if there’s a problem with my recycling pick-up?