CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It's back by popular demand.
The West Virginia Recycling Services Center resumed its glass recycling practices Monday, and owner George Hunyadi said he expects a large amount of glass in the next few weeks from people who have been saving glass items for disposal.
"I've heard from a number of residents that they've been stockpiling their glass," Hunyadi said. "I somehow suspect that we're going to have a lot of glass come in over the next two or three weeks, based on what I'm hearing."
According to Hunyadi, the recycling center received roughly 4 tons of glass each week before its previous owner stopped accepting glass items by March of last year.
It was much more glass than the center could dispose of readily, and Hunyadi expects similar amounts in the coming months. He has an idea for what to do with it.
"I'll be offering it free to county residents who want it," Hunyadi said. "What I'm hoping to do is eventually do some other things with it -- incorporate it for not only some road-based projects, some pothole fill-up, but maybe even some decorative projects as well."
The glass will be pulverized at the site and made available to residents, many of whom have expressed interest in using it as garden mulch, according to Hunyadi.