Glass can easily break during collection. When broken glass mixes with paper and other containers, it becomes difficult to properly sort, and therefore recycle, these materials.

Separating glass at curbside or delivering glass to depots helps ensure that more of it—and more of the other material—is recycled.

That’s why Recycle BC asks that residents sort glass into its own container, separate from other recyclables at curbside (if curbside collection of glass is available) or deliver it to drop-off depots. Check with your recycling collector for specific instructions.

Accepted Items

Recycle at Depot or in Glass Only Bin (if applicable)

Clear and coloured glass bottles and jars

Not Accepted

Glass Bottles And Jars

  • Drinking glasses or dishes, cookware
  • Whole or broken window glass or mirrors
  • Ceramic products
  • Dishes and cookware
  • Light bulbs and light fixtures
  • Deposit glass can be returned to depot for deposit refund or included in segregated glass recycling

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