Glass

Why can’t I recycle drinking glass, window glass, light bulbs, or glass baking dishes?

The combination of ingredients used to make glassware is different from what goes into container glass for bottles and jars. If these two types of glass are recycled together, the resulting glass will not be suitable for container glass. In fact, glassware, ceramics, window panes, or mirrors can pose a threat to equipment in a glass recycling plant. Click here for a list of what can and can’t be recycled.

Can I place broken glass bottles and jars in the recycling bins?

No. Broken glass is a dangerous hazard to the people who must handle it at the recycling center.