A recent University-based study demonstrates that incorporating glass sand into soil produces plants that are larger, more vibrant, and healthier than plants grown in “control” soil that do not incorporate glass sand. In the study, a mixture of 20% glass sand and 80% soil produced… Read More »Crushed Glass as Soil Amendment Grows Better Plants
In the Spring of 2024, the City of Chelan and 911 Glass Rescue will partner on a “glassphalt” project. Glassphalt, long in use for paving projects in other areas of the Country, is asphalt that incorporates a small percentage of crushed glass in the hot… Read More »City of Chelan to Partner with 911 Glass Rescue on “Glassphalt”
After approximately two and one-half years of operation, 911 Glass Rescue has crushed over 680,000 pounds of post-consumer glass, turning it into useful products. That’s a whopping 640 tons of glass that is not choking the local landfill! Paulie the Pulverizer is CRUSHING IT!!!
One of our customers recently shared the results of an experiment growing vegetables in our glass aggregate. The plants growing in the aggregate are reportedly five times bigger than those grown in soil. All the plants were started from seed at the same time! Hydroponically-grown… Read More »Glass Aggregate Hydroponics Application
In our first year of operation, we crushed over 250,000 pounds of glass. That’s the equivalent of 250,000 wine bottles that did not enter the landfill. Instead, they were repurposed into glass sand and aggregate that is being put to use in our community. Thanks… Read More »250,000 Pounds Crushed in Year One!
Proving that the imagination is the only limit for potential uses for repurposed glass sand and aggregate, these beautiful vases were fabricated by a local resident as Christmas gifts! Thank you, Anne for sharing your talent and vision!
As of Saturday, January 15, 2022, 911 Glass Rescue has crushed over 100,000 pounds of used glass and turned it into glass sand an aggregate. That’s over 50 tons of glass diverted from the landfill and repurposed into useful product. Congratulations, Volunteers, on this impressive… Read More »100,000 Pounds Crushed!
Starting in November, we will be going to a “Winter” hours schedule. New hours will be 10:00 a.m. to noon every Saturday that weather permits us to operate safely. Our volunteers are our most cherished asset, and we are committed to keeping them safe and… Read More »Winter Hours Begin 11/1
911 Glass Rescue is privileged to have recruited Megan Clausen to handle social media communications and various administrative tasks on a part-time basis. Megan, one of the founders of Glass to Sand, is hugely invested in the project and is “crushing it” with her weekly… Read More »Megan Clausen Hired as Communications Coordinator
As of September 1, 2021, 911 Glass Rescue has successfully crushed over 16 tons of glass, turning it into glass sand and glass aggregate. That’s 16 tons diverted from the local landfill. And that means about 8,000 wine bottles are not languishing on a pile… Read More »16 Tons of Glass Diverted from Landfill