Window Glass

Alternative ways to recycle
Take to Landfill

Separate Broken Glass

Broken windows are a safety hazard for sanitation workers, so they cannot be recycled. Find out how to dispose of broken glass.

Do Not Recycle

Windows cannot be recycled because they are too labor intense and dangerous to dismantle. Instead, wrap up the window in a blanket and take it to the landfill.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Donate to Building REsources

Consider donating undamaged windows to Building REsources, who resells reusable, recycled and remanufactured building and landscape materials. They are a not for profit organization based in San Francisco. Find out more.

Donate to Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit that accepts building materials, which they use to construct affordable housing for low-income families. They will take whole windows and sliding glass doors if they are undamaged at their REstore locations. Find a REstore nearest you.