Can I recycle glass bottles and jars?

Most - but not all - local recycling programs accept glass bottles and jars for recycling, regardless of color. They must be empty, clean and dry. Remove metal caps and lids and recycle them separately. Discard plastic lids.

Didyou know? Only glass bottles and jars are accepted for recycling; other glass items such as drinking glasses and glass flower vases should be donated or disposed of in the garbage.

Need specific information for where you live?

Recycling rules differ from each municipality. Check the rules in your area by downloading the Recycle Coach app. Search your municipality here to see how active Recycle Coach already is in your area: