Do Not Mix With Glass Recycling
Mirrors cannot be recycled with glass bottles; the melting temperature for mirrors is higher than other glass recyclables.
Safely Transport a Whole Mirror
Whole mirrors can be set next to the garbage for pickup but need to be wrapped first. Use strong tape to make an “X” across the mirror, and then wrap in bubble wrap or a blanket. Finally, attach a piece of paper that says “glass” or “mirror.”
Carefully Dispose of Broken Mirror
Wear gloves and goggles when disposing of broken glass. Find out how to dispose of broken glass.
Ways to Reduce
Donate to a Thrift Store
Consider donating mirrors (that are intact) to a thrift shop, instead of throwing them away. Glass will not break down in a landfill.
Glass from a broken mirror can be used on your next crafting project. You can create an ornament, mosaic or a backsplash in your bathroom or kitchen. View more craft ideas.