Glass Bottles Put in Recycling Cart/Bin Empty glass bottles of any liquid or residue and remove any plastic or metal caps before recycling. Most Glass Bottles Are Eligible for CRV Most glass bottles are eligible for the California Redemption Value (CRV) refund, except wine bottles. Find out how to redeem beverage containers for CRV. Wrap Up Broken Glass Broken glass can physically injure sanitation workers and trash haulers. Wrap up the broken glass before disposing of it. Learn how to properly dispose of broken glass. Don't Recycle Blue Glass Blue glass cannot go in your curbside recycling, but clear, brown and green glass are all recyclable. Recycle Only Your Empties Dump or rinse out any leftover food or drink before recycling empty glass containers. Sticky food or liquid residue can contaminate other recyclables. Did You Know? Glass Is Infinitely Recyclable Glass is one of the most recyclable items on the planet. It can be broken down and upcycled infinitely without losing strength, purity, or quality. The glass containers used to hold food and beverages, in particular, are usually 100 percent recyclable. Recovered glass is often upcycled into tiles, concrete pavements, and parking lots.