Glass recycling is taking off!

Glass recycling is taking off, and we want you to be a part of it. So tell your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers about Ripple Glass. Shout it from the rooftops if you want. And be sure to save and recycle your empty glass food and beverage containers.


In-home collection bins

To make collecting glass a little easier, we created durable plastic bins. Many host retail locations carry them in stock. Check Ripple’s Where to Recycle map and click on a location to find out which locations carry them. Or, Click here to purchase securely via Paypal.

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Kids today recycle nearly everything: paper, milk jugs, plastic bottles, and cereal boxes. Many kids grow up in homes with parents that recycle. Other kids learn about recycling at school and help their families start recycling.

For many families, curbside recycling is a convenient option for most materials. Glass, obviously, isn’t recycled with “single stream” materials at the curb in Kansas City, but Ripple Glass makes recycling easy. Recyclers can collect all colors of glass in the same bin – there’s no need to separate into brown, green or clear. Ripple Glass makes glass recycling convenient with collection points throughout the metropolitan area

Schools and youth clubs

While we would love to partner with schools, glass is not a large part of this institutional waste stream. Instead we want students to know about glass recycling and encourage their parents to get started. Ripple Glass is happy to send brochures to teachers, parents and scout leaders, and we have some suggested activities like video tours and games for kids as well. For inspiration, read about Ravi, a child who had great ideas on how to involve Ripple Glass at his elementary school.


Show your kids the glass recycling process that goes on behind the scenes at Ripple Glass! As a heavy-industrial facility, we are unable to accommodate tours. Instead, we created an introductory video about Ripple Glass with a plant tour. Take a look!

Have you ever wondered what happens to the recycling that is picked up at your curb? Follow the path recyclable materials take from the curb all the way through the Deffenbaugh recycling facility. Watch now!

Finally, the Glass Packaging Institute has a great series on glass recycling. They created characters known as “Captain Cullet” and “Gob O’ Glass” to help educate kids on glass recycling. Check out all of the fun videos, game and activities!

The recycling relay

If you are looking for a fun and active way to educate your kids on recycling, try out our recycling relay! It’s a hands-on experience that will help your kids start thinking about what can and cannot be recycled! Download easy instructions here.


Contact us and we’re happy to send you brochures and temporary tattoos for your school or scout troop.

Downloadable posters – add your nearby Ripple Glass locations to send new recyclers to the right place! Just open in Acrobat and fill out the form field with your nearest location.

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Downloadable flyer — add your Ripple Glass location to send new recyclers to the right place! Just open in Acrobat and fill out the form field with your nearest location.