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Recycled glass will soon be used to keep homes warm in the Cedar Valley thanks to Linn County. Recycled glass will soon be used to keep homes warm in the Cedar Valley thanks to Linn County.
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Recycled glass will soon be used to keep homes warm in the Cedar Valley thanks to Linn County.

The Linn County Solid Waste Agency will donate nearly 6,000 square feet of insulation to Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity. The insulation is made from recycled bottles and jars.

In 2012, the Solid Waste Agency began a partnership with Ripple Glass. When glass is collected curbside in Cedar Rapids or at the county's Solid Waste Agency locations, it's taken to a glass processing plant in Kansas City.

Some glass is turned into bottles. The rest is used to make fiberglass insulation.

Linn County residents recycle 45-50 tons of glass each month.

Since the Solid Waste Agency began its partnership with Ripple Glass, more than 620 tons of glass have been collected.

The Solid Waste Agency will donate the insulation to Habitat for Humanity on Monday, July 1 at 10 a.m. at the Solid Waste Agency, located at 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids.

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