It's been almost two years since the 911 Glass Rescue Project opened to the public, pulverizing glass at the recycling center across from Walmart, and since then, Polly, as she was named during a live broadcast on KOZI that opening day, has made Saturdays a glass recycling day here in the valley. We talked with Julie McCoy yesterday, who told us just how busy Polly has been:
That product being a glass aggregate that can be used in gardens and elsewhere. It's a product that has been so popular, that it will now be available in bulk at Bob's Apple Barrel locations in Chelan and Wenatchee. McCoy says Bob's can make the product available in ways they couldn't at the recycling center:
Economically, Polly is, in McCoy's words, “comfortably scraping by.” Donations of two cents per pound of glass is asked for, although A lot of people give much more than that, also wineries who use Polly pay against invoices. Overall, McCoy says it's worked out well:
And could be even more useful than using it for landscaping in a garden. How about driving on glass aggregate? We'll tell you about that in a future report.