Ripple Glass Curbside Pilot Program

The City of Roeland Park is partnering with Ripple Glass to pilot their first curbside glass recycling pick-up program. Recycling glass bottles and jars saves energy and makes a real different in our community! 

The current pilot zone includes residents whose trash, recycling, and yard waste falls on Tuesdays. The intent of this pilot is determine if there is enough interest in curbside glass recycling to roll it out Citywide as Roeland Park always strives to be an environmentally conscious city. The pilot will end in March 2022 and at that point in time the program will be evaluated to determine if it will be rolled out Citywide. 

How It Works

Step 1: Collect glass bottles, jars, drinking containers, and more in the provided purple bin. 

Step 2: By 7AM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, place your purple bin at the curb and Ripple will collect the glass. 

Step 3: Grab your empty bin and collect more glass!

What Can I Recycle?

Ripple Glass accept all colors of food and beverage glass. Labels can stay on. If you can see through it, Ripple Glass can likely recycle it! Check out what can and cannot be recycled. 

Ripple Glass What Can I Recycle

Why Recycle Glass?

Using recycled glass instead of raw materials saves enormous amounts of energy. Recycling one beer bottle saves enough electricity to power a standard light bulb for 4 hours. Recycling glass reduces pollution and extends the life of our local landfills. 

Who Is Ripple Glass

Ripple Glass LogoNot long ago, KC had one of the worst glass recycling rates in the nation. The folks at Boulevard Brewing Company finally got tired of being part of the problem. With support from local organizations, they came up with a solution. Ripple Glass built a processing facility and placed more than 100 drop-off containers across the city, and eventually the metro area. Ripple Glass cleans and crushes recycled glass, which allows it to be re-melted into new jars and insulations by local manufacturers.

Questions About the Program?

Contact Erin Winn, Assistant City Administrator, at 913-722-2600. 

Missed Pick-Up or Bin Questions?

Contact Piercyn Charbonneau, Ripple Glass Commercial Program Manager, at 816-221-4527 x109.