Jars

Recycle Only Your Empties

Dump or rinse out any leftover food or drink before recycling empty glass jars. Sticky food or liquid residue can contaminate other recyclables.

Broken Glass

Wrap Up Broken Glass

Broken glass can physically injure sanitation workers and trash haulers. Wrap up the broken glass before disposing of it. Learn how to properly dispose of broken glass.

jar and lid

Recycle Jar Lids Separately

Separate jar lids from glass jars when you recycle them. Recycle them separately because they are made from different materials.

Ways to Reuse

Seeds in Jars

Organize Your Home

Try organizing your house by using old glass jars and bottles. Lidded glassware can hold seeds, spices and dry goods. See this list for more craft ideas.

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.