Leawood may soon allow free glass recycling at select drop off bins around the city

At the Leawood Sustainability Advisory meeting last week, the board met with representatives from Kansas City-based Ripple Glass to discuss the possibility of placing a few of the company's big purple recycling bins across Leawood. The bins, which hold up to five to seven tons of glass each, would take up a singular parking space and would be free to host. Above, a Ripple Glass bin in a different part of Johnson County. File photo.

Leawood may soon join the ranks of Johnson County cities who provide residents with a way to recycle glass for free.

At this month’s meeting of the Sustainability Advisory Board, representatives from Kansas City-based Ripple Glass met with the board to discuss the possibility of placing a few of the company’s recognizable purple recycling bins across Leawood.