The overall goal of the project is to build capacity by expanding Recycling Works’ glass and new multi-stream recycling services in Missoula and surrounding areas, as they are the only nonprofit recycler. Since its start in 2018, Recycling Works has recycled over 1M pounds of glass. The project has antipoverty objectives to eliminate excess waste to protect vulnerable populations, donate a portion of proceeds to public education and nonprofit housing initiatives, and safeguard Montana’s environment for future generations to enjoy. The VISTA will be involved with the groundwork for the new multi-stream service. They will also contribute to the growth of both recycling services through advertising and connecting with the community.