Recycle Broken Ceramics Right

Do not place broken ceramics or glass in your curbside recycling. Put them in the trash.


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 Crystal
  • NO Light bulbs
  • NO Cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) found in some televisions and computer monitors

Learn more about the types of glass bottles and jars that belong in your curbside recycling.

If ceramics or glass items are in good, usable condition, consider donating them to a local organization that can reuse or resell the item to support their programs and services. See household goods.