Broken Glass

Put in Recycling Cart/Bin

Recycle ONLY broken bottles and jars.

Broken porcelain, ceramics, Pyrex, glassware, window glass, and mirror glass go in the garbage cartBroken light bulbs should be put in puncture-proof containers and taken to the HHW drop-off facility (Household Hazardous Waste).  

Place small broken glass or ceramic items in a small plastic bag or wrap them in newspaper. Put large pieces of broken glass or ceramics inside two layers of plastic bags, and then label the bags as broken glass or ceramics.


Do Not Recycle Broken Drink Glasses & Pyrex

Broken stemware, other drink glasses, porcelain, and Pyrex cannot be recycled. These types of glass are made from mixed materials that will contaminate the glass recycling process for bottles and jars.

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Seal Off Small Items

Place small broken glass items in a small plastic bag or wrap them in newspaper. Dispose of those items in the trash.