Glassware Put in Garbage Cart/Bin If your items are in good condition, consider donating them. Do Not Mix With Glass Recycling Glassware cannot be recycled with glass bottles and jars. Its melting temperature is different, so it can contaminate an entire batch of recycled glass. Broken Glass Is Dangerous 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.