— A glass recycling facility near Louisville is being used as a model for glass recycling efforts nationwide.
It’s a success story in the national recycling boom, but one of the most unusual examples of glass recycling in Kentucky.
The Lexington Glass Recycling Center opened in 2014.
Now the Kentucky Department of Revenue says it’s a model that’s made possible by the state’s $10 million in glass recycling incentives.
Glass recyclers can buy their glass from local and national companies like Amazon, Walmart, Staples, and others.
Glass is recycled in containers that are heated to melt the glass.
The glass is then removed from the containers and mixed with water and chemicals to form glass tile backspans, which are then sold at retail.