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Transfer station to stop accepting glass next month

LAKE PLACID — The town’s Recycling and Transfer Station will stop accepting glass starting March 1.

The transfer station will still accept redeemable glass bottles, but locals turning in non-redeemable glass items will now have to pay to discard them. The town charges 9 cents per pound of garbage. Revenue generated from the redeemable bottles and cans go to local nonprofit organizations, according to the town’s website.

Town Councilor Richard Cummings suggested the town move forward with the change at the council’s meeting last Tuesday.

“There’s no market for glass,” he said.

Catherine Edman, the town’s budget officer, added that the town hasn’t been recycling non-redeemable glass for close to four years.

The transfer station supervisor, Shannon Porter, did not immediately respond to a request for more information about the change.

The transfer station is open from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. every day except Thursday, Sunday and holidays.