Harrisburg expands recycling program, allows glass recycling

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - The City of Harrisburg is taking another step in going "green" by announcing an addition to the city's recycling program.

In the past, residents were not able to throw glass into recycling bins, but that will change starting April 22.

Mayor Eric Papenfuse is set to announce the start of glass recycling at a news conference Monday morning at the City Government Center.

The mayor says officials are pleased to be able to provide a way for residents to recycle glass jars and bottles. He believes this is another way to make Harrisburg a green and progressive city.

When the program starts, residents can drop off glass jars and bottles at the following locations:

  • Shipoke
  • Hall Manor
  • Kline Plaza
  • Fire Station One
  • Fire Station Two
  • Fire Station Eight
  • Broad Street Market
  • Uptown Shopping Plaza
  • Department of Public Works
  • William Howard Day Homes

Residents can recycle jars and bottles but must remember to remove the lids. Items like windows and mirrors will not be accepted.

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