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Broken Glass (Non-Food Containers)

Broken Glass (Non-Food Containers)
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Landfill

Instructions

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”.

Alternatives

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

Facts

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.

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