Glass Collection in Walla Walla, Washington

Eastern Washington is home to more than 600 wineries and craft beverage producers, making it an area ripe with opportunity to build upon Washington's circular economy.

GPI is partnering with B.I.G. Recyclers to implement a "hub and spoke"glass recycling model which will facilitate and assist regional wineries in their bottle recycling efforts. The hub and spoke model will consider and address:

  • the current glass processing (recycling) infrastructure.

  • glass volumes, effective routes, collection points and distance to end markets.

  • reduction of the estimated 90K tons of glass needlessly landfilled each year in Washington.

Coverage of the Walla Walla hub: