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:
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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