GLASS RECYCLING - CHANGES AT THE GILFORD RECYCLE CENTERPosted Wed, Sep 26 at 11:12am
At a duly posted, public meeting held on May 23, 2018, the Gilford Board of Selectmen voted to implement a voluntary program of separating glass from other co-mingled recycled products at the Gilford Recycle Center.
Effective immediately, residents and taxpayers who bring their recycled products to the Gilford Recycle Center are asked to separate glass for deposit into a special bin that will be clearly labeled and located in close proximity to the other recycle bins. Glass containers should be clean and the covers must be removed.
For anyone who feels inconvenienced by this request or is unable to separate glass, it is requested that glass be thrown away with household waste.
The reason for this change is the cost to taxpayers for processing recycled materials exceeds the cost of trash disposal and glass is the heaviest of these products that are billed on the basis of weight. Meanwhile, the Town has begun construction on a new recycling facility and once that is completed, all recycled products will need to be separated so that they can be processed and sold on the open market. The new facility will also have a transfer station for the disposal of household trash. It is hoped that it will be fully operational by July 1 of next year (2019).