Momentum Recycling, headquartered in Salt Lake City, has announced plans to open its new glass bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in Boulder, Colorado, Feb. 22, 2017. When open, the plant will be the first of its kind in the state. Momentum says the Colorado facility will be its first outside of Utah. The Utah plant has been in operation since 2008.
“We’re excited to be opening this truly innovative facility, especially in Colorado, a state that has put such a significant focus on strong recycling practices,” says John Lair, president and CEO of Momentum Recycling. “This facility will produce high-quality recycled glass for use by local bottle manufacturers and help the state of Colorado move towards a goal of zero waste.”
Momentum Recycling currently recycles glass from communities throughout Colorado, including Boulder County, Larimer County and Denver County. In addition, Momentum Recycling has partnered with companies such as Waste Management, Eco Cycle, Alpine Disposal, Bestway Recycling, Iron Woman Construction, Owens Illinois and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Solid Waste Division, to help move Colorado toward a goal of better recycling practices and zero waste.
The company is seeking three types of glass: clear, green and amber. The bottles brought into the facility will come from single-stream operations.