Prepare for Discarding - Place in Single Stream Recycling Container
Metal jar caps and lids are recyclable
Not necessary to remove labels
Do Not Recycle
Ceramics, China or Drinking Glasses
Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury and are to be handled as household hazardous waste. They can be recycled for a fee. Review Recycling brochure for details.
Glass Recycling Facts
The glass you recycle is made into new glass bottles, glassphalt, ceramic and more.
The U.S. annually produces about 12.5 million tons of glass, of which 3.7 million tons are recycled.
Overall, glass recycling saves over 25% of the energy necessary to make glass with virgin materials.
All glass food and beverage containers can be recycled.
Container glass is 100% recyclable.
Over a ton of resources is saved for every ton of glass recycled - 1,330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar and a ton of glass produced from raw materials creates 384 pounds of mining waste.
A glass jar that could take up to one million years to decompose in a landfill can be recycled over and over again.