Edwardsville became incorporated as an official borough on June 16, 1884. It was actually settled one hundred and sixteen years prior to this date by folks from Connecticut.
At the time of the incorporation in 1884 three wards were formed. Two men from each ward were elected. With the growth of the population in 1900, three more wards were added, making a total of six wards and twelve council members.
There are several reasons.
Primarily, the Recycling Centers simply do not want it. Here is why.
When our Refuse Truck picks up your Single Stream recycling bin, the products are dumped in the Packer and heavily compacted. During this process, cans are crushed, plastic containers flattened, and glass is broken. Those broken glass shards become lodged in the plastic, cardboard, paper, and metal. Because of that contamination, those products are no longer recyclable. Additionally, the shards of glass endanger the people working at the processing plant who separate the co-mingled materials. The glass shards also damage the automated processing line equipment.
In order to discourage glass from being placed in your Single Stream recycling, the Recycling Center has increased the price for dropping off a load that includes glass dramatically.
Yes, glass is recyclable, but the inconvenient and costly steps needed to do so are so numerous, that it is simply not economically feasible for the Recycling Center with current technology.
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