Glass Bottles Recycling Cart Some glass bottles are eligible for the California Redemption Value (CRV) refund, except wine bottles. Find out how to redeem beverage containers for CRV. Recycle Only Your Empties Dump or rinse out any leftover food or drink before recycling empty glass containers. Sticky food or liquid residue can contaminate other recyclables. Did You Know? Glass Is Infinitely Recyclable Glass is one of the most recyclable items on the planet. It can be broken down and upcycled infinitely without losing strength, purity, or quality. The glass containers used to hold food and beverages, in particular, are usually 100 percent recyclable. Recovered glass is often upcycled into tiles, concrete pavements, and parking lots.