Ripple Starts Bar and Restaurant Glass Program


Businesses in the Kansas City metro will now be able to collect and recycle their glass with a new commercial collection program from Ripple Glass.

Ripple Glass, a local glass-recycling company, is rolling out a new program that will allow businesses in the area to recycle their glass with ease. Ripple Glass is currently taking applications and enrolling local businesses into the program, and hopes to begin collection by April 2018.

Mike Utz, the President and Co-Founder of Ripple Glass, expressed that “commercial glass consumers have been asking for direct service since our founding in 2009. We are pleased to be in position to offer this service now, furthering our mission to provide a comprehensive glass recycling system to Kansas City.”

Initially, Ripple Glass will begin with routes in the River Market, Downtown, Crossroads, and Westport areas, and will expand its service area as its routing and collection ability grows to meet the demands of metro businesses.  Michelle Goth, General Manager- Kansas City, stated, “This program has been a long time coming. Every day, we receive phone calls from local businesses asking if we can pick up their glass, and we’re thrilled to finally have a solution for them. We hope to have this service available throughout the entire metro within a year’s time.”

Interested businesses can learn more about the program by visiting the Ripple Glass website at or by calling the business at 816-221-4527.

Why recycle glass?
Recycling glass saves energy and boosts the regional economy. It is estimated that recycling glass creates about 10 times more jobs than simply trashing it. Recycling glass at your business can help reduce the amount of times your dumpster is emptied, saving you some real green. Ripple Glass cleans and processes glass it receives to enable it to be remanufactured into new products, including new beer bottles and fiberglass insulation.

About Ripple Glass
Ripple Glass, founded in 2009, is the brainchild of the folks at Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri.  Before Ripple Glass, Kansas Citians threw away 150 million pounds of glass – hundreds of millions of beautiful jars and bottles, many of which were Boulevard beer bottles.  The folks at Boulevard finally got tired of being part of the problem, and with the support of local companies and community organizations came up with a solution—Ripple Glass. Since its launch in 2009, Ripple Glass has more than quadrupled the rate of glass recycling in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and has partnered with more than 80 other municipalities throughout the Midwest.

—Press Release from Ripple Glass on 1/22/2018. For more information, contact: Piercyn Charbonneau, Program Manager, Commercial Ripple Glass | 913-609-1250 |