Glass Disposal

Do you know how to properly dispose of glass? Follow these guidelines from Penn Waste.

Items such as light bulbs, candle holders, glassware, mirrors, windows, and other non-recyclable glass products can be a serious safety hazard to the trash haulers if not disposed of properly.

Help keep the trash hauler team safe by doing the following:

  • Broken glass such as shattered light bulbs or a broken vase should be placed INSIDE of a paper bag or cardboard box (a cereal box or snack bar box) prior to placing in your garbage bags. By doing this, there is less risk of the broken glass breaking through your plastic garbage bag and injuring the team members.
  • If you have a large piece of broken glass such as a mirror or window – place tape over the part of the glass that is broken so the sharp edge does not injure the team members.  If you are disposing of a mirror or window that is not broken – place tape over the glass portion to help prevent it from falling out of the frame or getting broken when the team picks it up for disposal. The maximum glass size allowed is 3 ft. x 6 ft. 

When disposing of glass, SAFETY is important!