Mayor Sylvester Turner said Wednesday the move is to help save the city money. This goes hand-in-hand with the current $160 million budget shortfall.
“The maximum cost of the recycling contract is $5.7 million,” Turner explained. “To the extent we can reduce the amount (of glass) that’s in the green bins, it will lower the cost from $5.7 million to a lower amount.”
Instead of curbside pickup, residents are asked to separate the glass then drive it to one of the 10 recycling centers across Houston shown below: