The Dundalk Eagle : 2020-08-06

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Page 6 The Dundalk Eagle August 6, 2020 BALTIMORE COUNTY County will provide glass to be recycled as new glass containers Last week, Baltimore County announced the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Solid Waste Management has started a new glass recycling program in partnershi­p with Cap Glass, Inc. of Connellsvi­lle, Pennsylvan­ia. Under the new 10-year agreement, the County will deliver glass from the Cockeysvil­le Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to the Cap Glass facility in Baltimore City. Cap Glass will process the glass to remove contaminan­ts (such as paper and other items) and recover marketable glass. The marketable glass will be sent to OI Glass, Inc. to make new glass containers. “A better Baltimore County is one where sustainabi­lity and the future of our planet is a top priority, and this new agreement puts that commitment into action as we make our County’s recycling even more efficient,” said County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “I’m proud that our team was able to find an innovative solution to resume glass recycling in Baltimore County, reducing waste output in the process.” The glass recycling program will expand both the number of products and the volume of material that the County will be able to market. The County started delivering glass loads on July 20, 2020. “This is an important initiative to expand the County’s current recycling efforts,” said Michael R. Beichler, C.P.E Chief of the Baltimore County Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Solid Waste Management. “We’re thankful to engage in this productive partnershi­p with Cap Glass and are looking forward to working together for years to come.” Until 2013, Baltimore County directly processed glass recycling. Like most jurisdicti­ons across the country, Baltimore County experience­d both technical and financial limitation­s that prevented efficient glass recycling at municipal facilities. This new agreement is the result of Baltimore County’s multi-year search for a sustainabl­e glass market. Olszewski, who took office in December 2018, provided new funding in the County’s FY21 budget to help support County efforts to pursue a cost-efficient glass recycling initiative. This is the latest effort from the Olszewski Administra­tion to promote environmen­tal sustainabi­lity. Shortly after taking office, Olszewski created the County’s first Chief Sustainabi­lity Officer who is leading the developmen­t of county-wide Climate Action Plan, covering topics such as reduced energy consumptio­n, promotion of green infrastruc­ture, and sustainabl­e growth policy. Earlier this year, Olszewski convened a Youth Climate Working Group to ensure youth voices and recommenda­tions are included in the County’s Climate Action Plan and other sustainabi­lity efforts. The Youth Climate Working Group presented their recommenda­tions to the administra­tion in April 2020. Time is Short! Are Your Vehicles Ready for the Summer Heat? The Dundalk Eaglet winner last week was Ken Tuck. The Eaglet was on page 21. Find Our Eaglet in an Egg for a Chance to Win a ... rea yw our w e range o serv ces! • 4 Wheel Alignment • A/C & Heater Repair • Antilock Brake Diagnosis • Brake Repair & Service • Clutch Replacemen­t • Computer Engine Diagnostic­s • Drive Train Service • Electrical Troublesho­oting • Front End & Suspension Repair • Maryland State Inspection • Mileage Services • New Tires & Tire Repairs • Oil, Lube & Filter • Rebuilt Engines & Transmissi­ons • Transmissi­on Services • Fleet Servicing • Towing & Road Service Is Available We Accept Most Aftermarke­t Insurance Policies! Baseball Card Outlet & Sports Memorabili­a 7502 Eastern Avenue (Universal Joints, CV Joints & Axles, etc.) • Baltimore, MD 21224 410-284-7922 Cal Ripken Jr. Signed 1991 Poster. • Exhaust Repair & Replacemen­t • Electrical Service Find the Eaglet in an ad in this issue and fill in the entry form below. Deposit in a box in our office at 4 N. Center Place, Dundalk, before Tuesday by 12 noon. A winner will be randomly drawn each week for a chance to win a monthly prize. The prize winner will be randomly drawn after the last issue of the month from the weekly winning entries. (Starter, Alternator, Battery, etc.) JMK Automotive Inc. Name 5424 B Pulaski Highway Baltimore, MD 21205 Address We Install Phone Ad 410.485.3900 JoelMarc@aol.com | ASE Master Certified Mechanic with 30+ Years of Experience! Eagle Egg Location Page # 3 Years/100,000 Miles Parts & Labor Nationwide Warranty! Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm Saturday by Chance One entry per family per week. Entry form cannot be duplicated. Notificati­on of prize winner will be by phone! Employees and family of Kimbel Publicatio­n are ineligible. 8/6/20

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