Auto Glass Recycling at Y & L Auto Glass

It is our duty to contribute to protecting the environment for future generations, that’s why at Y & L Auto Glass, we lead by example.

Some facts about recycling 

  • Recycled glass can be used to substitute up to 95 percent of raw materials.
  • Carbon dioxide is one of the environment’s worst enemies. 
  •  Each time we recycle auto glass, we are helping reduce carbon dioxide levels. 

How is the process of recycling?

In simple terms, when windshield glass is recycled, it’s separated from its plastic membrane (called PVB). It is then pulverized into clean, reusable glass.

How is recycled auto glass reused?

Companies that make fiberglass find recycled auto glass quite useful. Very frequently, they use the broken glass combined with concrete. This mixture is incredibly useful, and it’s even used to make decorative flooring, countertops and reflective yellow road paint.

Glass is one of the most malleable substances, is 100% recyclable, and can be recycled and reprocessed indefinitely. Recycled auto glass is very useful – it can be recycled into bottles, bowls, vases, artistic creations and more. Today, a lot of  household surfaces can be created from recycled auto glass.

Here some of the advantages of recycling auto glass:

  • Using auto glass for recycling means there are less glass objects lying around in the landfill or bin.
  • Energy saved from producing new glass.
  • Glass produced from recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20% and related water pollution by 50%.
  • The cost savings of recycling lies in the use of energy. Recycling glass reduces the space in landfills that would otherwise be taken up by used bottles and jars.

Final Thoughts

At Y & L Auto Glass we take pride in taking care of the environment. By choosing us, you are helping the environment as well. Keep in mind that not sending your glass straight to a landfill is a huge step to contribute to make a better planet today!

We all know that auto glass recycling offers many benefits to the environment. Schedule your appointment with us today to help you with your auto glass needs.

Contact us today for more information!

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping our people and our customers safe

As a people-first company, the health and safety of our associates and customers is always top of mind. Like many of you, we have been closely following the news and navigating these uncharted waters since first learning of the COVID-19 outbreak.

We want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure that our customers and our people remain safe and healthy. We are closely following guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the spread of the virus.

Here are just a few of the tactics we are taking to protect our customers and associates:

  • We’ve increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing our technicians’ vehicles, our shops and our office locations.
  • We are providing access to sanitizing wipes and alcohol gel wherever possible.
  • Technicians are greeting customers from a social distance with a smile instead of a handshake.
  • As always, we encourage our associates to wash their hands frequently, refrain from touching their faces and to stay home if they aren’t feeling well.
  • If associates have recently traveled to a high-risk area of the world or been exposed to someone who has, we are asking them to self-quarantine for 14 days, as recommended by the CDC.
  • We have instituted strict international and domestic travel policies and postponed large in-person meetings.
  • We continue to update our associates across the country on procedures to help stop the spread of germs.

We know that many of you need service or have already scheduled an appointment with us. If you need our help or need to make changes, we are happy to provide assistance. You Can schedule your appointment or change your appointment on YLAUTOGLASS.COM

We will continue to monitor the situation closely to keep you and our associates safe.

We appreciate your business.