Recycle Only Your Empties
Dump or rinse out any leftover food or drink before recycling empty glass jars. Sticky food or liquid residue can contaminate other recyclables.
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.
Recycle Jar Lids Separately
Separate jar lids from glass jars when you recycle them. Recycle them separately because they are made from different materials.
Ways to Reuse
Organize Your Home
Try organizing your house by using old glass jars and bottles. Lidded glassware can hold seeds, spices and dry goods. See this list for more craft ideas.