Recycle glass bottles and jars separately from other recyclables.

Remove lids and rinse containers. Set out in a recycling bin separately from all other materials.

Please do not include:

  • drinking glasses
  • ceramics
  • dishes 
  • bake ware
  • light bulbs
  • vases
  • glass
  • mirrors

These materials cannot be recycled with glass bottles and jars as they are made differently and contaminate the manufacturing of new bottles and jars.

Glass Recycling Facts

  • Recycling one glass container saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for 4 hours (EPA)
  • Recycled glass generates 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution (NASA)
  • Glass can be reused an infinite number of times; over 41 billion glass containers are made each year (EPA)
  • Producing glass from virgin materials requires 30 percent more energy than from crushed, used glass (EPA)


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