I’ve heard that glass gets sent to the landfill, not recycled. Is that true?

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When different colors of glass are mixed together the glass is no longer marketable and becomes basically worthless. In too many instances mixed glass is marketed as “landfill cover” and buried, giving recycling programs a bad reputation.

Some programs have also begun marketing their mixed glass as road base or in other experimental programs. This is a shame because glass can be recycled indefinitely. We sort our glass by color and then market it to processors who are actually producing new bottles.