Broken Glass (Non-Food Containers)

Broken Glass (Non-Food Containers)
bin icon



Glass from tables, windows, vehicles, and other non-food container origins should be placed in the gray cart (landfill). This type of broken glass in NOT recyclable, at this time. For safety, broken glass should be placed inside a paper bag or other container and labeled as “broken glass”.


Consider using the broken glass in some form of art project, like a mosaic; glass has a lifespan exceeding plastics.


Most non-bottling glass is made at high heat, or further laminated or layered in the case of plate and safety glass. This makes it incompatible with the various color grades of glass used for nonheated beverage and food storage, which are recyclable.

Want to be quickly up to speed about recyling in Berkeley?

Discover our recycling guidelines

Related Items

Non BPI Certified Paper Cup
Juice Boxes
Air Filter
Polystyrene/Polyurethane Foam, Blocks, or Sheets
Fire Extinguishers

Test Your Recycling Knowledge

From easy to hard

Start Quiz