Glue & Glue Bottles

Hazardous Waste

Any glues or adhesives that are flammable, corrosive or toxic, or act as oxidizers, should be taken to a household hazardous waste collection location.

Safe household glues and adhesives (e.g., rubber cement) can go in the garbage cart.

Flammable Symbol

Check the Label

Certain glues are solvent-based and should be disposed of with household hazardous waste. Solvent-based glue is marked “flammable,” “combustible” or “contains petroleum distillates.” Learn more about the solvent disposal.

Dry It Out

If your glue bottle is full, dry out the glue and throw it in the trash. If it’s empty, rinse it out and recycle it. If there is glue left over in your recycling, it can contaminate the recycling stream, and your recycling could just be thrown out.