Glass Recycling Comes to Shawnee!
Glass Recycling Comes to Shawnee!

Shawnee is proud of its partnership with Ripple Glass. This partnership provides a convenient way for residents to drop-off glass for recycling. A large purple bin is located at 5800 King Street in the parking lot at Splash Cove Aquatic Center in downtown Shawnee for glass collection. Any glass food and/or beverage container of any color (including mason jars) can be placed in the bin. There is no need to sort the glass by color and labels do not need to be removed. The City will host the bin, tidy up any broken glass and contact Ripple Glass when it needs to be picked up.

Ripple Glass has constructed a state-of-the-art processing plant in Kansas City. A local customer converts the recycled glass into fiberglass insulation, saving enormous amounts of energy and dramatically lowering emissions while producing a product that saves still more energy. Shawnee is proud to have business owners who support local green initiatives. Other Ripple Glass partners who are hosting glass recycling bins in Shawnee include:

  • Metcalf Bank, 15100 W. 67th Street
  • Price Chopper, 22210 W 66th St
  • Johnson County Landfill, 17955 Holliday Drive

In addition, Price Chopper is selling small durable plastic bins for home use. These small purple bins cost $5.00 and are available at both Shawnee Price Choppers located at 12010 W. 63rd Street or 22210 W. 66th Street. The bins make it easier to store glass at home and transport it to a drop-off location.

Glass recycling was eliminated from the City’s curb-side recycling program several years ago. This drop-off program offers a convenient way for residents to recycle glass.
For more information contact Nolan Sunderman, (913) 742-6213. More information about Ripple Glass can be found at

Good Recycling Starts Here.
Please remember that purple bins are for glass ONLY!