Many customers have been asking for clarification on glass in the single stream. Let's review some of these questions:
How much glass is allowed?
How do you determine the percentage?
Each load is examined by Millennium staff when it is unloaded. Excessive glass is easily detectable both visually and audibly. When a load contains glass, an experienced staff member will estimate a percentage and notify the administrative staff, who then reviews the estimation and determines if it qualifies as an adjustment or not.
Why are there fees for glass?
Glass recycling is a service we provide our customers. As a lower valued commodity with higher transportation and handling costs, it can be a challenging material. Like any other challenging material, we must cover the costs of processing.