Acceptable Materials

  • Food and Beverage Bottles and Jars

Prepare for Discarding - Place in Single Stream Recycling Container

  • Metal jar caps and lids are recyclable
  • Rinse clean
  • Not necessary to remove labels

Do Not Recycle

  • Ceramics, China or Drinking Glasses
  • Window Glass
  • 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.