Do you have questions about PGA OR “Clean” Glass Recycling? What is it? What happens to it? How is PGA crushed? NRRA has the answers! If you can’t find the answers to your questions regarding Processed Glass Aggregate or “Clean” GLASS RECYCLING on this page, please reach out to us by calling (603)736-4401 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- PGA Specifications and Approved Uses by State (Updated Jan 2020)
* Click HERE for the NRRA PGA (mixed) Specification (“Spec”) Sheet– What counts as PGA? What Doesn’t? How the program works.
*Click HERE for the NRRA CLEAN GLASS Specification Sheet – We currently have two sites, Keene & Lebanon, that ONLY accept Clean jars and bottles
NRRA Host Site in Dennis, MA in the News:
NERC Presentation – Glass Recovery Hierarchy
Glass Bottles and containers are a valuable and versatile material resource. This hierarchy prioritizes common uses for glass including reuse, recycling and substitution for raw materials. To read the full article, click here.
Glass collected through community recycling programs consists primarily of clear, green, and brown food or beverage containers. Decades ago it was economical to sort this glass by color, but the market price for recycled glass as cullet continues to decrease and the trend is not shifting. For this reason, many state environmental protection and/or transportation departments encourage safe and credible alternative uses of recycled glass as a replacement for other natural aggregate materials (gravel, crushed gravel, or crushed stone). NRRA’s PGA program outlines the requirements for the acceptable use of uncontaminated, mixed color, processed glass aggregate (PGA) as backfill material, drainage, subbase layers, roadway applications, embankments and foundations. (.75 hour/NH DES credit available)
Watch the “Original” NRRA & NH the Beautiful PGA Video
Want to see an actual “glass crush” taking place? Check out this video taken at NRRA’s PGA Host Site in New London, NH
Check out the Video below to learn more about 2MR, NRRA’s (CLEAN) Glass Recycling Vendor
100% of the clean glass jars and bottles that NRRA and its members sends up to 2MR in Canada is eventually shipped back to the United States in the form of insulation. Watch the video to learn more!
Want to learn more about NRRA’s PGA Program? Click Below to see our program presentation