Monday, September 28, 2009


Mayor Tim Davlin announced today the City of Springfield will provide a glass recycling drop-off event on Saturday, October 3, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

“This collection will accept all colors of glass bottles and jars that held food or drink,” Mayor Davlin said. “Although the value of glass is low, we want to continue to provide service for this material because keeping glass out of landfills where it takes up space forever is the ultimate goal. We are happy to take the lead and provide this recycling service for all area residents, not just for city residents.”

All colors of glass containers will be acceptable for this collection event: clear, brown, green and blue. Only glass bottles, jars or jugs that held food or drink will be accepted. Please do NOT bring other types of glass such as kitchenware, window panes, eyewear, etc. These items are a different type of glass and cannot be recycled in the same manner as food containers. Other recyclable materials will not be accepted.

Participants should enter the Illinois State Fairgrounds at Gate 11, at the corner of Sangamon Avenue and Eighth Street. Traffic will be directed from the entry to the collection area and will be directed to exit via Gate 7, exiting onto Taintor Road. Those seeking to drop off glass and entering any other gate will be redirected to enter through Gate 11.

“We also appreciate the Illinois Department of Agriculture for allowing us to use the State Fairgrounds. This provides an ideal site for a drive-through drop-off. We appreciate them partnering to provide this free public service,” Mayor Davlin added.

Information on many types of recyclable materials is available at the city’s website at: For further details, call the city’s Division of Waste & Recycling at 789-2327.

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