Translucent or transparent material consisting typically of a mixture of silicates that used for the distribution or storage of foods and beverages. May be found in clear, brown/amber, green or blue colors.
Some examples of Glass that can be recycled:
Glass Food containers
o Jelly Jars
Liquor or Wine Bottles.
Glass Beverage Containers
o Juice Bottles
Canning Food Jars
Deposit Bottles (These items can also be returned for refund)
o Beer Bottles
o Soda Bottles
o Spring Water Bottles
Some programs prefer that the different colors of glass be kept separate. Please contact your recycling company for proper preparation instructions.
Window Glass - There are glass companies that will recycle other types of glass, such as windowpanes, automobile glass and mirrors. Please see the Planning Unit Commercial Recycling Brochure or click here for a list of companies.
Household Glassware- There are several companies that accept, for donation, old drinking glasses, glass dishes and other glass products for reuse. Click here for a list of reuse centers
Eyeglasses- If you have eyeglasses that you no longer need or use, consider donating them to a charity or click here for a list of reuse centers.