Recyclable glass refers to food and beverage bottles and jars of any color. Glass bottles and jars should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the lid and put in your curbside recycling. You do not need to remove the label.
Not all glass can be recycled. The following glass items should not be placed into your curbside recycling:
- NO Glass contaminated with stones, dirt, and food waste
- NO Ceramics, such as dishware, ovenware, and decorative items
- NO Heat-resistant glass, such as Pyrex
- NO Mirror or window glass
- NO Metal or plastic caps and lids
- NO Crystal
- NO Light bulbs
- NO Cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) found in some televisions and computer monitors
New glass objects are easier to make from recycled bottles than from the raw materials. When you recycle glass, it’s reused to make new bottles and fiberglass that are used every day.
Businesses with glass can recycle it via local specialized companies. See a list in our Business Recycling Directory.