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The Full Story


It all started with an idea to turn glass bottles into "sea glass" using a hammer and a toy rock tumbler.  Before leaving to pursue art at her dream school, SCAD, our daughter had an idea to create "sea glass".  She canvassed our neighbors for bottles and placed a small bin at the end of the driveway.  Our neighbors were more than delighted to donate their glass to her cause.  The sea glass project was a beautiful success, however,  she left for Savannah and the glass kept coming! In an effort to keep the glass out of the landfill we began to search for ideas on what to do with our growing mound of glass. We discovered that glass can easily be pulverized into soft glass sand and mulch! We took the leap and purchased some basic equipment and within 3 months we collected and processed more than 2 tons of glass! 

Why "ACRES" of glass? ACRES is an acronym that represents the names of our family members...ACRES of Glass just seemed like the logical name for our endeavor.

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What really happens to my glass?

 At ACRES of Glass, we collect, process and reuse the glass...albeit in a new form. Check out our gallery for more info on what we do with the glass...

There is a rather small amount of material that we cannot process and we do our best to either recycle those materials or dispose of them in a manner that is beneficial to the environment.  

Items we receive that cannot be recycled in our system:

  • Plastic caps and rings

  • Metal (often found on wine and liquor bottles)

  • Fruit (That lime tastes really good with your beer, but our machine does not approve!)

  • Any other trash or non-glass items that find our way into the crates


Our mission is simple, to divert glass from our landfills and give glass that would have otherwise been discarded a new life.  

At ACRES of Glass we pulverize the glass (GLS 2.0 glass crusher machine) and then sort the crushed glass "sand" into 5 sizes using an LV Screener.

Sand Sizing:

  • Size 1: >3.4mm 10% (Also called Cullet/Mulch)

  • Size 2: 3.4mm – 1.7mm 25% (Medium Mulch)

  • Size 3: 1.7mm – 1.1mm 20% (Fine Mulch/Coarse Sand)

  • Size 4: 1.1mm – 0.4mm 30% (Typical FL Sand)

  • Size 5: < 0.4mm 15% (Fine Sand)

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