Glassware

Special Instructions

Glassware needs to be put into either the black landfill cart or the blue recycling cart – based on what it is. 

If the item is borosilicate (tempered) glass, crystal, pyrex, and other dishware it needs to be disposed of in the black landfill cart. 

If the item is a standard glass jar or regular drinking glass, it can go into your blue recycling cart. 

NO-bottles

Do Not Mix With Glass Recycling

Glassware cannot be recycled with glass bottles and jars. Its melting temperature is different, so it can contaminate an entire batch of recycled glass. Toss glassware in the garbage.

Ways to Reduce

Buy Used or Vintage Glassware

Glassware can last decades. Buying used glassware reduces the need to manufacture new glassware. Simply avoid items made before 1971, which may contain lead.

Don't Want Your Glassware? Donate It

If you don’t want your glassware anymore, consider selling it, donating it or giving it away.