Glass Recycling Uses for Home and Do-it-Yourselfers
The equipment at CPR Enterprises I, LLC transforms post-consumer recycled glass into an aggregate the consistency of sand, fine gravel, and two different pebble sized aggregates for a wide variety of construction applications.
Recycle Your Glass in Central Illinois:
Bring it to us 24/7!
You may drop off your glass for recycling at our location 24/7. We are located at 4135 Turpin Rd. on the east side of Decatur, IL (near Mt. Zion).
Please make sure that your glass for recycling is thoroughly washed out, is free of any lids or caps (paper labels are fine), and is an accepted type of recyclable glass (see below) .
Look for our large drop off bin located at 4135 Turpin Rd. in Decatur, IL! Our drop off bin is separated by color: blue, green & yellow, brown, and clear. We also accept aluminum cans. You may bring your recyclable glass to our drop off bin 24/7!
Types of Glass You May Recycle at our Facility
Please be sure to empty and wash/rinse out any glass containers before you bring them to us for recycling! You may leave paper labels on the glass, but please remove any lids or caps.
We will accept:
- Container Glass
- Glass bottles (wine, beer, water, etc.)
- Glass canning jars
- Glass baby food jars
- Glass food & beverage containers of any color
- Drinking glasses (no crystal)
We will NOT accept:
- Ceramic cups, plates, pottery, etc.
- Clay garden pots
- Laboratory glass
- Pyrex or other heat-resistant ovenware
- Hazardous glass containers (i.e. acid containers)
- Crystal drinking glasses
- Window glass
- Construction glass
- Stained glass
- Automobile glass
- Light bulbs
- Plastic Bags
Recycled Glass Products for Home Landscaping & Playgrounds
CPR Recycling recycles reclaimed, post-consumer glass to create pulverized (rounding sharp edges to smooth) glass products for landscape mulch, fireplace bedding, sandboxes, refurbished beaches, and more!
Benefits and uses for glass in landscaping:
- Long-lasting and beautiful colors that won't fade (glass takes over 1,000 years to decompose!)
- Glass mulch is a unique alternative to traditional bark or gravel
- Good for driveways, parking lots, walkways, garden paths, fish ponds, & fire pits
- Can be mixed into concrete counter tops or sidewalks for a terrazzo tile effect
- Used for non-skid and reflective paint
- Used for decorating fountains and birdbaths
- Glass is a natural deterrent to slugs
Recycled Glass Mulch
Recycled pulverized glass can be used in place of traditional wood mulch. Glass mulch has better drainage, thus eliminating fading, rot, insect infestation, and mold/fungi. Glass mulch is available in a variety of colors.
Recycled Glass Sand
Recycled glass pulverized to sand-like material can replace aggregate in playground sandboxes. This sand-like material can also be used as a base for stepping stones and walkways.
Recycled Rubber Mulch for Landscaping
Rubberific Mulch stands alone as the industry's hallmark recycled rubber mulch. This realistically-textured groundcover is made from 100% recycled rubber and will not fade, rot, compress or lose its original beauty, even after years of exposure to the elements. Learn more about Recycled Rubber Mulch.
Recycled Rubber NuPlay® Mulch for Playgrounds
NuPlay is the perfect loose-fill groundcover for playgrounds and commercial landscaping applications. Rated as the safest groundcover on the market, NuPlay also provides superior drainage and minimizes dust, keeping children clean while at play. Learn more about NuPlay® Mulch.
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