In late April, this year, Ripple reached its most significant milestone yet! With your help, Ripple recycled its BILLIONTH BOTTLE! ! Throughout April and leading up to the billionth bottle, Ripple Glass surprised recyclers with small prizes at Ripple Glass collection points. The month culminated with Ripple’s billionth bottle recycler. On April 27, Ripple Glass…

This Spring, Kansas City’s own Burns & McDonnell opened its doors and hearts to Ripple Glass and encouraged its employees to start (or continue!) recycling glass. Ripple’s partnership with Burns & McDonnell is a natural one, as they share many of our values and enthusiasm about recycling and living green (and purple). “As an employee…

The Kansas City Zoo’s annual fundraiser, Jazzoo, was June 2nd. More than 70 restaurants donated delicious bites to the event’s 5,000 attendees, and Ripple Glass helped the event’s 250 volunteers recycle glass. As one of KC’s most popular benefit events, “Jazzoo” and its patrons help feed the 1,700 animals at the Zoo and support its…

Play ball!!! Yep, its baseball season again, and with our World Champion Kansas City Royals taking the field, it is expected that “The K” will be a very popular destination this season, and that the parking lots will be full of tailgating Royals fans! Tailgating is a KC tradition – and a great add-on to…

We are thrilled to welcome new hosts to the Ripple Glass family! Please recycle at: Ball’s Price Chopper, 300 SW Blue Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 Queen’s Price Chopper, 22350 S Harrison St, Spring Hill, KS 66083 And The University of Missouri-Kansas City, 4825 Troost, Kansas City, Missouri 64110 Many thanks to these Price Chopper…

I have a broken glass table top. Can I recycle that? Signed, Paned in the Glass   Dear Pane: We’d love to recycle your broken table top! You are welcome to recycle the glass table top at one of our Ripple Glass bins. The sliding side-doors on our bins are about 3-feet square. Just heave…

You may know that Ripple Glass maintains roughly 100 purple bins in the Kansas City metro (we ARE based here, after all!), but did you know that Ripple also receives glass from 6 states and about 70 communities outside of Kansas City? Our farthest regional location is Dubuque, Iowa – 394 miles to the northeast –…

Here at Ripple Glass, we love hearing unique stories about glass recycling- and that goes double when the stories involve kids! One such story came to us recently about an entrepreneurial 12-year old boy named David Williams. Inspired by his older sister’s money-making venture throwing newspapers, David started a little business of his own hauling…

To say the Johnson County Community College Center for Sustainability is doing their part environmentally would be an understatement. Between their 2,000 square foot warehouse, compost shed, first-ever satellite rain catcher and 2.5 acre farm, the Center for Sustainability has made a positive impact on not only JCCC but the wider community as well. Krystal…

Dear Ben, Sometimes my glass has neck rings, labels, corks, or event dried food. Can I still recycle it in a Ripple Glass bin? All the best, Glass Purist   Dear ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­G.P. – Yes! Ripple Glass’ state-of-the-art processing facility is equipped with optical sensors and good-old-fashioned magnets and vaccums to remove non-glass material. Feel free…