Georgia Glass Recycling Forum

GRC co-hosted a day-long virtual workshop with the Georgia Recycling Coalition. Glass recycling industry experts, municipal representatives, end markets and haulers presented and participated in interactive panels. Recordings of the presentation can be found on GRC's YouTube Page. 


Glass Recycling in the Carolinas

Hear from the Glass Recycling Coalition and Orange County, NC to discuss regional glass recycling opportunities supported by a grant from the GRC and the state of North Carolina. 


Future of Glass Recycling in South Central Texas

Hear from the Glass Recycling Coalition, STAR, and AACOG to discuss regional opportunities to advance glass recycling across South Central Texas. Industry experts will explore existing glass collection/recycling infrastructure in the region and highlight successful regional glass recycling programs from across the nation.


What Cleaner Glass at MRF Means to Your Community

Learn about the Glass Recycling Coalition's MRF glass certification program. Learn from GRC's MRF certification committee on the value of this certification. Hear from MRF and industry and MRFs experts about how they handle glass in their systems.
Moderator: Scott DeFife, President of GPI and Glass Recycling Coalition Leadership

  • Amy Uong, Sims Municipal Recycling

  • Brent Perdue, Balcones Recycling

  •  Jill McCutcheon, Sedona Recycles

Breakthrough Glass Recycling Opportunities

Presented by GRC and NERC

Tuesday, December 11,  1 pm (Eastern Time)


More than 90 percent of residents and consumers expect to be able to recycle glass in a recent study by the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC). Today’s recycling program representatives are often faced with tough decisions to meet residents’ expectations and, in some cases, demands from haulers and MRFs to remove glass. Learn about from end-markets, MRFs and communities that overcame these barriers to successfully recycle glass. Learn about tools and research available from the GRC and a recent MRF study from the Northeast Recycling Coalition (NERC). 

















How Commercial Glass Recycling Programs are Thriving 

Presented by GRC and Municipal Waste Management Association

Thursday, August 16, 2 pm (Eastern Time)


In many U.S. bars and restaurants, glass bottles and containers fill garbage dumpsters with a one-way trip to the landfill. In this webinar brought to you by the Glass Recycling Coalition and the Municipal Solid Waste Management Association, learn how changes in the back-of-house collection of glass, staff training, and unique collection methods played critical roles in these programs. Hear first-hand accounts from the communities and companies that have successfully managed glass recycling programs to increase recycling and diversion rates. Join us on Thursday, August 16, 2 pm-3 pm ET for a free webinar to learn more.

Sharon Smith, City of Nashville

Piercyn Charbonneau, Ripple Glass

Blake King, Glass King


Glass Recycling Solutions and the Role of Fiberglass as Consumer and Industrial End Market

Recycled glass is a valuable commodity in the manufacture of fiberglass. Community recycling programs and businesses are finding innovative ways to collaborate to collect and process recycled glass for this and other markets. Learn more about glass recycling solutions and the fiberglass end market in this upcoming webinar. The Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) is a resource to assist across the glass recycling value chain to offer solutions to increase and improve glass recycling in a variety of end-uses. Learn more about glass recycling from Glass Recycling Coalition members Scott Miller, Knauf Insulation, Angus Crane, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, and Stephanie Johnston, Heineken USA. 



Thursday, November 16  2 pm (Eastern Time)


Presenting replicable programs to recover key materials in schools and businesses. Speakers will address the collection of milk cartons in schools, rigid plastics in grocery stores and pharmacies, and glass bottles from bars and restaurants.


Monday, October 30,  2 pm (Eastern Time)


Join us in highlighting industry efforts to ensure that communities are able to incorporate key packaging materials into recycling collection programs and access recycling markets. Presenters will discuss recycling access campaigns for cartons, foodservice packaging, and glass bottles. 

Jason Pelz, Carton Council

John Lair, Momentum Recycling

Bill Dillaman, Miller Coors

 Lynn Dyer, Foodservice Packaging Institute


Thursday, June 22, 2 pm (Eastern Time)


Join the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) and Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) for a free webinar, Tools to Make Glass Recycling Work. The webinar will walk users through the GRC’s new decision-making tool and other resources available to communities. The Closed Loop Foundation will present results from their recent glass study and discuss opportunities for investment in glass infrastructure. Closed Loop Foundation will share tools and resources to help communities identify the specific opportunities and return on investment for their operation and markets. SERDC will highlight two tools to assist local governments in improving their materials management operations.



Thursday, March 23, 2pm (Eastern Time)


Join the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) and Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) for a free webinar about Partnerships to Make Glass Recycling Work. First, you will hear about a unique public-private partnership between the Ohio EPA and Rumpke Recycling that bolstered cleaner and more manageable tons of glass while solving transportation hurdles in Logan County. Next up, Ripple Glass will share examples of both urban and rural partnerships that benefited glass recycling. Finally, some municipalities have been tasked with making decisions about glass in their programs. You'll find out how GRC has resources to help.


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Glass Recycling Coalition's webinar on barriers and solutions that increase glass recycling during processing held on Wednesday, December 7th at 2:00 pm EST. Learn how MRFs are meeting challenges of single stream collection to make glass recycling work. Discover how innovations in glass cleaning technology can help preserve the quality of glass and other recyclables. Be part of the solution by engaging in glass recycling efforts in your area as a Glass Recycling Champion. Speakers Rusty Angel from Machinex and Cal Tigchelaar from Resource Management (RMC) as well as Moderator Susie Gordon from City of Fort Collins, CO.