Most Glass Bottles Are Eligible for CRV
Most glass bottles are eligible for the California Redemption Value (CRV) refund, except distilled spirits and wine bottles. Find out how to redeem beverage containers for CRV.
Wrap Up Broken Glass
Broken glass can physically injure sanitation workers and trash haulers. Wrap up the broken glass before disposing of it. Learn how to properly dispose of broken glass.
Don't Recycle Blue Glass
Blue glass cannot go in your curbside recycling, but clear, brown and green glass are all recyclable.
Recycle Only Your Empties
Dump or rinse out any leftover food or drink before recycling empty glass containers. Sticky food or liquid residue can contaminate other recyclables.
Ways to Reuse
Repurpose Empty Bottles as Vases
Empty glass bottles can make attractive vases for fresh or dried flowers.