Niagara Region proposes to install a glass cleanup system to clean up to 3,000 tonnes of recovered glass product to a level suitable for feedstock for a glass crushing mill that produces glass shot for the sandblasting industry. The system will cost $225,000 and will result in a revenue of $84,000 annually compared to current glass disposal costs of $45,360 per year. Other municipalities may wish to use this technology, if successful, to develop alternative glass re-use systems including manufacture of aggregate and as a sand replacement.
|Documents||Final Report: Glass Clean-Up System|
|Blog Post||July 21, 2016: Niagara Continues to Show Leadership in Addressing Problematic Materials
September 3, 2020: Recycled glass sand used for stormwater management
|Related Projects||Project #821.31|
|Categories||Best Practices | MRF | Operations | Processing ||