Mirrors Special Instructions If your mirror is in good condition, consider donating it. If it is small enough to fit in your garbage cart, you can throw it away. Otherwise, take it to a landfill for disposal. Do Not Mix With Glass Recycling Mirrors cannot be recycled with glass bottles; the melting temperature for mirrors is higher than other glass recyclables. Carefully Dispose of Broken Mirror Wear gloves and goggles when disposing of broken glass. Find out how to dispose of broken glass. Ways to Reduce Donate to a Thrift Store Consider donating any whole mirror to a thrift shop instead of throwing it away. Glass material is long-lasting, so will permanently occupy landfill space if thrown away. Upcycle Glass from a broken mirror can be used on your next crafting project. You can create an ornament, mosaic or a backsplash in your bathroom or kitchen. View more craft ideas.