Recycling Glass

March 13, 2002

Glass Jar Being Put in Recycling BinGlass is 100% recyclable. Recycling one glass bottle instead of making a new one saves enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for 4 years. Glass produced from recycled glass instead of raw material reduces related air pollution by 20 percent and water pollution by 50 percent.


Reusing glass bottles is even simpler and more environmentally friendly.

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September 11, 2011

For the last several years, all of our local recycling centers have been refusing glass jars and bottles, saying there's no market for them. Is this nationwide? Is there any hope of a resurgence in the market? I'm running out of uses for empty glass jars!

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September 11, 20110 found this helpful

We still have glass recycling in Seattle.

Here's something I do that you might consider: I buy in bulk. At my co-op I can bring in glass containers and have them weighed at the deli counter.


Then I fill them with bulk goods and when I go to the register, the cashier subtracts the weight of the container from the total weight.

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September 12, 20110 found this helpful

Our curbside recycling is done by Waste Management, and they still accept glass. This is in central Oklahoma.

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September 13, 20110 found this helpful

We are still able to put glass out in our recycling bin and I still find plenty of products in glass jars.

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September 13, 20110 found this helpful

Colorado still accepts glass.

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