Top 5 Glass Recycling Bins in KC Metro

Do you ever wonder how much glass is recycled in your purple bin?

Weโ€™re excited to share the ten Ripple Glass bins that have collected the most glass on both sides of the state line for the first part of the year (January โ€“ June). Check it out!

Can you help your bin make the top five by the end of 2021?!

Top 5 Glass Recycling Bins – Kansas

Ripple Glass Bin Location, CityAmount of Glass Recycled (in tons)*
1. Corinth Square, Prairie Village293.83 tons
2. Deer Creek Marketplace, Overland Park242.94 tons
3. The Shops of Prairie Village, Prairie Village177.28 tons
4. MDL Wine & Spirits, Overland Park148.59 tons
5. Rimann Liquors, Lenexa138.43 tons
*the amount of glass recycled in each bin from January 2021 – June 2021 in tons

Top 5 Glass Recycling Bins – Missouri

Ripple Glass Bin Location, CityAmount of Glass Recycled (in tons)*
1. Gomer’s Northland, Parkville151.71 tons
2. Sun Fresh Market – Red Bridge, Kansas City134.98 tons
3. Home Depot – Midtown, Kansas City128.96 tons
4. Price Chopper – North Oak Marketplace, Kansas City120.39 tons
5. Price Chopper – Blue Parkway, Blue Springs120.14 tons
*the amount of glass recycled in each bin from January 2021 – June 2021 in tons

Here are some fun facts about the amount of glass collected from these ten locations:

1,650,000+ bottles and jars saved from the landfill.

The weight of the glass recycled is the same as 255 African bush elephants.

276 tons of carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) are reduced in the glass manufacturing process.

Saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt lightbulb for 6,629,000 hours

Stay tuned for the FINAL Top 5 lists at the end of 2021! Will your purple bin make the cut? Find a Ripple Glass recycling drop-off site here. Cheers!