The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will discontinue glass recycling effective July 1, 2016. The board of directors made this decision to control the increasing recycling program costs. It was acknowledged at the May 2016 board meeting the glass materials collected in the recycling program are crushed for landfill roads and mainly end up in the landfill.
Glass recycling began in Fremont County several years ago when Fremont County Road and Bridge had planned to use the glass materials in road projects. The process never came to fruition, though accepting glass in the recycling program remained. Discontinuing glass recycling at this time provides the opportunity for other portions of the recycling program to proceed.