Window Glass

Alternative ways to recycle
Take to Recycling Center or Landfill

Salvaged items in working condition, such as double-pane windows, lighting fixtures, sinks, cabinets, ceiling fans, doors, etc., can be dropped off at:

The Reuse People
9235 San Leandro Street, Oakland, CA 94603
Maps & Directions
(510) 383-1983, 1-888-588-9490

The following company will deconstruct buildings and structures of larger projects, and then recycle, reuse and salvage almost all of the building materials:

Marcan Enterprises
P.O. Box 304, Moss Beach, CA
Maps & Directions
94038 (650) 580-2922


Separate Broken Glass

Broken windows are a safety hazard for sanitation workers, so they cannot be recycled. Find out how to dispose of broken glass.


Do Not Recycle

Windows cannot be recycled because they are too labor intense and dangerous to dismantle. Instead, wrap up the window in a blanket and take it to the landfill.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Donate to Building REsources

Consider donating undamaged windows to Building REsources, who resells reusable, recycled and remanufactured building and landscape materials. They are a not for profit organization based in San Francisco. Find out more.


Donate to Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit that accepts building materials, which they use to construct affordable housing for low-income families. They will take whole windows and sliding glass doors if they are undamaged at their REstore locations. Find a REstore nearest you.