How to recycle/dispose of
glass bottles and jars
Weekly - recycling
County facilities accepting glass bottles and jars:
Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station
We accept these glass items:
All food and beverage jars and bottles made of clear, brown and green glass.
Please rinse out, and place these in your blue bin for collection.
Sorry, we cannot accept these glass items:
- Any other glass or ceramic products
- Window glass
Even though other types of glass (examples include: drinking glasses, window glass, heat-resistant ovenware (for example, Pyrex or Visionware), and light bulbs) can look very similar to the glass used in food and beverage containers, their special properties, such as heat-resistance, UV light resistance, or shatter-resistance, cause them to behave differently during processing. The resulting recycled-content
glass products could be of lower quality due to bubbles, cracks, or inclusion
of the "foreign" pieces. Manufacturing equipment can also be damaged.
Can I recycle lids from glass bottles and jars?
We accept both metal and plastic lids for recycling. Please remove lids from the bottles and jars first before placing the lids into your blue recycling bin.
To dispose of broken glass:
Please wrap broken glass securely in paper to avoid injury during handling, and place into your regular household trash.
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This information last updated 12/2/2011.