Curbside Glass Recycling Company Up For Grant

Local company, KC Curbside Glass, is up for consideration in the Mission Main Street Grants program through Chase. The curbside glass recycling company is hoping to be one of twenty small businesses through out the country to receive a $100,000 grant to help with the company’s short-term and long-term expansion plans.
“We have great plans for expanding our curbside glass recycling service to more areas of eastern Kansas as well as western Missouri and this generous grant from Chase would be a huge boost to those plans,” said KC Curbside Glass owner Hunt Magee.
Mr. Magee has seen his business grow from the back of his car to a recent purchase of another truck that can hold over 5,000 pounds of glass.
“Buying large equipment for a small business can be an exciting yet terrifying experience. But once I got over the terror and started using the new truck the excitement quickly took over,” Magee explained.

Mission Main Street Grants

KC Curbside Glass has been in business for a little over two years and there is a great story behind how they got started.
“I began just offering to take my neighbors’ glass to be recycled at a location where you had to dump it yourself. Before I knew it I had about 60 homes in my neighborhood that wanted me to do this for them,” Magee exclaimed.
“I soon realized I’d better start up a business and charge a small fee before I go broke doing all of this for my neighbors.”
KC Curbside Glass now has over 1,000 curbside glass recycling customers and is looking to expand to even more areas.
“I guess you could say we’ve come a long way from the back of my car in a couple of years,” Magee laughed.
If you would like to vote for KC Curbside Glass to help them achieve their goals please click on the link provided below.
https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/b/677

KC Curbside Glass curbside recycling service.

KC Curbside Glass curbside recycling service.

Curbside Glass Recycling Expanding To Gardner

 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

KC Curbside Glass is very excited to announce their curbside glass recycling service is expanding to the city of Gardner, Kansas. Currently, the company offers this environmentally friendly service to the residents of Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, and Stilwell.

“We are very excited to offer our curbside glass recycling service to all the great folks in the city of Gardner. Johnson County residents have been great supporters of our business. We are proud to be able to expand our service area,” proclaimed Hunt Magee, KC Curbside Glass owner.

Mr. Magee also hinted at future expansions for the growing company. “We definitely have our sights set on Missouri in the near future. Our main vision is to have curbside glass recycling available to all the Kansas City metro area.”

KC Curbside Glass offers several service plans. The best deal is for those who sign up for their annual plan. This plan gives residents one month for free, which makes the cost slightly over $9 per month. The cost includes a custom recycling bin delivered to your curb. KC Curbside Glass also donates 10% of their total revenue to local charities such as Harvesters – The Community Food Network, Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network, Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County, and other local organizations.

Residents can sign up for this service through the KC Curbside Glass website at: www.kccurbsideglass.com

KC Curbside Glass is now available to the city of Gardner, KS.

KC Curbside Glass is now available to the city of Gardner, KS.

KC Curbside Glass T-Shirts For Charity

KC Curbside Glass is proud to offer these beautiful, royal blue, 100% cotton t-shirts for only $16! Not only will you look great while supporting glass recycling but you will also be helping the fight against colon cancer.
We will donate $6 from the sale of every t-shirt to Fight Colorectal Cancer. Please visit their website www.fightcolorectalcancer.org to find out more about their great organization.


To order your t-shirt/s please click on the size you would like and click “Add To Cart”. You will be directed to PayPal’s secure site where you can change quantities or continue shopping for other sizes. Then you can “Checkout” and pay with your debit card, credit card, or with your PayPal account. PayPal account is not required to make purchase. Thank you for your support!

KC Curbside Glass - "Are You Looking At My Glass?" T-Shirt

KC Curbside Glass – “Are You Looking At My Glass?” T-Shirt

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KC Curbside Glass Uses Facebook Page To Help Feed Hungry

March 27, 2014
Overland Park, KS

Local business, KC Curbside Glass, has volunteered to donate 1 can of food to Harvesters – The Community Food Network for every “Like” they receive on their Facebook page. Their goal is to deliver 361 cans of food to Harvesters for their #Can2WorkDay food drive on April 9. At the start of their campaign KC Curbside Glass had 639 page “Likes” and if they reach their goal of 361 cans they will have 1,000 “Likes”.

“It’s not about getting people to “Like” our Facebook page as much as it is about donating a lot of cans of food to Harvesters for those who are hungry. We are a small company so Can 2 Work Day had to be changed a little to maximize our efforts,” explained Hunt Magee, KC Curbside Glass owner.

“When we started this company a year ago we pledged to give 10% of our total revenue back to our local communities and we think Harvesters does great work helping to feed those in need,” stated Mr. Magee.

If you would like to help KC Curbside Glass reach their goal of 361 cans donated simply go to their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kccurbsideglass and “Like” their company page. If you have already “Liked” their page you may click on the “share” link on their #Can2WorkDay post so that others will be able to “Like” the page.

About KC Curbside Glass
KC Curbside Glass started providing its service in March, 2013 and was created to help people recycle their glass by allowing them to simply put it at the curb. KC Curbside Glass is dedicated to creating a sustainable environment and healthy community and is currently serving Olathe, Overland Park, and Leawood to the south of Kansas City. For more information, please visit http://www.kccurbsideglass.com/.

Contact
To learn more about KC Curbside Glass, please contact
Hunt Magee
Owner, KC Curbside Glass
7111 W. 151st Street, Suite 328
Overland Park, KS 66223
Phone: 913-617-6401
huntm@kccurbsideglass.com
www.kccurbsideglass.com

KC Curbside Glass Donates Cans of Food To Harvesters

KC Curbside Glass Donates Cans of Food To Harvesters

Curbside Glass Recycling Service Available For Entire City of Olathe, KS

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

KC Curbside Glass is very excited to announce their curbside glass recycling service is now available to all residents of the city of Olathe, Kansas. Previously, the company only offered this environmentally friendly service to the residents of south east Olathe.

“We are very excited to be able to offer our curbside glass recycling service to all the great folks in the city of Olathe. Johnson County residents have been great supporters of our business and we are proud to be able to expand our service area,” proclaimed Hunt Magee, KC Curbside Glass owner.

KC Curbside Glass offers several service plans but the best deal is for those who sign up for their annual plan. This plan gives residents one month for free, which makes the cost slightly over $9 per month. The cost includes a custom recycling bin delivered to your curb. KC Curbside Glass is also donating 10% of their 2013 total revenue to Harvesters – The Community Food Network .

Residents can sign up for this service through the KC Curbside Glass website at: www.kccurbsideglass.com

KC Curbside Glass also offers their curbside glass recycling service to residents of southern Overland Park and southern Leawood.

Curbside Glass Recycling Service Available For entire city of Olathe

KC Curbside Glass Recycling – Custom Bin

Recycling Glass At Your Curb Helps Fight Hunger

KC Curbside Glass joins Harvesters in fight against hunger in Kansas City

Kansas City, MO – February 18, 2013 – KC Curbside Glass announced today that it will be donating its glass recycling services to Harvesters-The Community Food Network, for the 17th annual Forks & Corks, their major fund raiser. The food and wine-tasting event will be held on Thursday, April 25 in the Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center.

The proceeds from Forks & Corks 2012 enabled Harvesters to provide over one million meals to the hungry throughout our community. This year they hope to have even more local restaurants and beverage purveyors offering a varied selection of fine food, wine, specialty beers and coffee.

Last year’s event produced over 1,200 pounds of recyclable glass. In addition to supporting Harvesters at Forks & Corks by recycling all of this, KC Curbside Glass will also be joining the fight against hunger by donating 10% of its gross annual revenue, for 2013, to Harvesters.

“I know how hard it is to be productive when I miss lunch. Imagine if you are a child who hasn’t eaten in a day or two. We want to help Harvesters provide food for those who need it,” stated Hunt Magee, KC Curbside Glass Owner. “When you sign up for our curbside glass recycling service you are helping Harvesters feed those who are hungry in our community.”

About KC Curbside Glass
KC Curbside Glass started providing its service this year and was created to help people recycle their glass by allowing them to simply put it at the curb. KC Curbside Glass is dedicated to creating a sustainable environment and healthy community and is currently serving Olathe and Overland Park to the south of Kansas City. For more information, please visit http://www.kccurbsideglass.com/.

About Harvesters – The Community Food Network
Harvesters is this area’s only food bank and was Feeding America’s 2011 Food Bank of the Year. Serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas, Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. Agencies in Harvesters’ network provide food assistance to as many as 66,000 different people each week. Harvesters, which was founded in 1979, is a certified member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks, serving all 50 states. For more information, visit www.harvesters.org/.
Contact
To learn more about KC Curbside Glass, please contact
Hunt Magee
Owner, KC Curbside Glass
7111 W. 151st Street, Suite 328
Overland Park, KS 66223
Phone: 913-617-6401
huntm@kccurbsideglass.com
www.kccurbsideglass.com

To learn more about Harvesters, please contact
Sarah Biles
Communications Manager
3801 Topping Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64129
816-929-3068
sbiles@harvesters.org
www.harvesters.org

Our Glass Recycling Story

My family and I moved to the Kansas City area at the end of 2011 and we immediately fell in love with it. There are so many things to like about KC that I could go on forever but I will spare you the long story.

There was one thing we were caught off guard with when we moved here. It was something we had taken for granted at our old home in North Carolina. What could it be you ask? There was no curbside glass recycling service! There was curbside service for other recyclable materials but not glass!

I asked my neighbors why we didn’t have curbside glass recycling and they had no real answer for me. Most told me they just threw it in the trash. I was blown away! We were trying to teach our children about recycling so how could we throw away our glass?

Luckily, I found out about a glass processing company called Ripple Glass. They offered small bins you could purchase to put your bottles, jars and containers in until it got full. Then you had to haul the bin to their nearest drop center. So I was in. I purchased my purple Ripple Glass bin and started dropping our bottles and jars in it.

We were rolling along smoothly but I realized something and it got me thinking. There were very few of my neighbors recycling their glass. So I started asking why. The main reason seemed to be that it was extremely inconvenient. I could empathize with their complaint because I found out it was messy and inconvenient also.

So, I decided I would contact Ripple Glass about getting a neighborhood glass recycling program started. I figured if I offered to take my neighbors’ glass for them then we could really make an impact in our neighborhood. The folks at Ripple Glass were fantastic! They supported us the whole way.

Now, when I offered this “deal” to my neighbors I thought maybe a dozen or so would join up. Before I knew it almost 50 households were signed up! I had to cap the list before I was overwhelmed. But it made me sad to not be able to have more people sign up so I thought about it for a while and I came up with a plan. Start my own company and I could offer a curbside glass recycling service to a lot more people!

That is how KC Curbside Glass was started. Now we can offer a great curbside glass recycling service to many, many homes in the southern Johnson County area of Kansas City for a very low fee. Plus, by partnering with Ripple Glass, all the glass goes to making fiberglass insulation and new bottles for Boulevard Brewing Company!

So join us as we work to keep glass out of our landfills.

Keep it out of the trash. Recycle your glass!

 

Recycle Your Glass and Help Your Community!

Recycle your glass Kansas City and we'll donate a portion of our profitsRecycle your glass Kansas City!  It makes a difference!

To show the Kansas City area that we are serious about helping our environment and our community, KC Curbside Glass is pledging a minimum of 10% of our total annual revenue (not profit) to charities and worthwhile causes when you recycle your glass.

Currently, KC Curbside Glass has identified Harvesters-The Community Food Network as the first charity to support. Harvesters has so many great projects to fight hunger in the Kansas City area. As many as 66,000 people receive emergency food assistance from Harvesters in any given week.  We don’t like to see anyone go hungry in our community, especially children. So we have pledged our support, with time and money, to help Harvesters in the fight against hunger.

We are dedicated to helping our environment with our curbside recycling service. We are also dedicated to giving back to our fellow Kansas Citians. So when you recycle your glass and  Sign Up for our curbside glass recycling service you are not only helping the environment, but you will be helping feed thousands of people in our community.

Check out Harvesters website to get more information about the great things they are doing in the fight against hunger. Click on the logo above to open their website in a new window.

 

Easier Glass Recycling For Kansas City Residents!

Hello Kansas City area! We are KC Curbside Glass, and we are here to help you recycle your empty glass bottles and jars with our curbside glass recycling service!

Our neighborhood glass recycling program makes it easy to recycle your glass

Glass Recycling Made Easy!

Don’t throw another beer bottle or pickle jar in the trash again. Instead, you can throw it in our Beautiful Blue Bin. All you have to do is drag it to the curb and you are done. We’ll take care of the rest by delivering all of your empty glass to our friends at Ripple Glass who are waiting to turn it into new bottles and jars.

Our Glass recycling partner is Ripple Glass