Let’s build a better, more sustainable future for Jefferson County (and beyond) one glass bottle and jar at a time. Join us in keeping glass out of the trash!
In early 2022, Prism and O-I Glass doubled down their glass recycling efforts by helping the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority direct its recyclable glass material to the O-I Glass plant in Crenshaw, Pennsylvania.

The existing 12 drop-off locations across Jefferson County produce about 140 tons of glass annually that now—through this new public-private partnership—will feed the O-I Glass plant as furnace-ready cullet.

Key Partners

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CAP Glass—a division of Carry All Products—recycles more than 200,000 tons of glass each year at its processing plant in Mt Pleasant, Pennsylvania. Owner, Shawn Pilla, has over thirty years of experience in the glass industry and is an operational and mechanical consultant for companies throughout the United States. CAP Glass provides industry expertise as well as glass processing for the various Prism collection programs in Erie County.


Erie Management Group (EMG) invests in and manages companies to capitalize economic opportunities within Northwest Pennsylvania. Created in 2004 by Samuel P. “Pat” Black, III, EMG now shares it helm with Black’s daughter, Sumi James-Black, and has grown to support nine Black-affiliated businesses with over 350 employees across five states. EMG provides financial and project support, as well as human capital to Prism efforts.

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The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority operates a countywide drop-off recycling program to provide residential recycling to areas that do not have access to curbside recycling.


OI Glass, Inc. (NYSE: OI) headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, is the largest manufacturer of glass containers in North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, with 71 plants in 20 countries. Founded in 1929 in Toledo, OI Glass has a large Pennsylvania presence with two glass container manufacturing plants in Jefferson County that together employ 425 area residents. O-I is focused on advancing its sustainability agenda by reducing energy emissions, increasing recycled content in its containers, and investing in the communities it serves.

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