Atlas Glass is Kansas City’s curbside glass recycler.
Our is mission is to make the process of recycling your family’s glass clean and simple by picking it up and doing it for you; no mess, no complications, more recycling. It’s that easy.
Some quick facts about Atlas Glass:
1. We take your glass straight to Ripple Glass.
2. Other than what you pay us, we do not sell or make any money off of your glass.
3. We are a locally owned-and-operated business (see below).
4. We are a veteran-owned business (see below).
5. We love recommendations! Refer a friend and we’ll give you a month of free service.
6. Kansas Citians consume about 80,000 tons of glass bottles and jars a year, but only recycle about 5% of it. (Guys, we can do better.)
7. We think recycling is really, really, really important.
The longer version:
Why recycle your glass jars and bottles with Atlas Glass?
Glass recycling is good for you and good for Kansas City. Kansas Citians consume about 80,000 tons of glass bottles and jars a year, but only recycle about 5% of it? We and our friends at Ripple Glass think we can help you do better, easily.
We know you want to take your glass recycling to your local Ripple Glass bin on a regular basis. We also know you’re busy (and, let’s be honest, sometimes the bin gets a little gross) so we do it for you.
Atlas Glass is founded on the basic understanding that, while recycling your disposable food and beverage glass is necessary, it isn’t always easy. That’s why we’ve partnered with our friends at Ripple Glass to make it easy. With our team, you can make recycling a priority while we do all the heavy lifting. Just kick it to the curb and we’ll take it to the Ripple Glass recycling center. It’s that easy.
Plus, we’re probably already in your neighborhood and we’re always headed to Ripple Glass. When you recycle with us, you’re helping to reduce the number of cars on the road.
From the Founder, Damon Wittenborn
I’m Damon Wittenborn, the founder of Atlas Glass. I was born and raised in Kansas City, and graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School. After that, I was a Marine airframes mechanic with VMA-231 on AV8B Harriers (jet planes that hover) from 1999 to 2004. Since then, I’ve been a carpenter. I love carpentry and it’s a lot like being a Marine — once a carpenter always a carpenter. I love having the know-how and tools to repurpose and create something new from something that would normally go in the landfill.
In October 2011, I was stopped at a light at 63rd and State Line. I noticed a black trash bag against the curb that was torn open, and it was filled with nothing but glass. It must have fallen off the trash truck. I thought to myself: ‘What a shame the only choice we have in Kansas City is to throw our glass away or haul the stinky, sticky mess to a local Ripple Glass bin in our car — hoping that it’s not already full.’
Ripple Glass was a great addition to KC, but it struck me that a curbside option would really help the city and possibly provide me with a career that I could be proud of. And we are proud of it!
All of the glass we collect goes to support Ripple Glass! It’s our way of saying “thanks” for creating jobs in our community and helping us all to take a step towards a more sustainable future.
Thanks for stopping by.