Glass Disposal

Do you know how to properly dispose of glass?  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.

Keep the trash hauler team safe from injury by doing the following:

  • Shattered light bulbs, picture frame glass, vases, drinking glasses, etc. should be placed INSIDE of a heavy paper bag and carefully taped closed. If it is small enough, place the broken glass in a cardboard box, like a cereal or snack bar box, and tape it closed. 
  • If you have a large piece of broken glass such as a mirror or window – place heavy paper or cardboard over the part of the glass that is broken and carefully tape it with duct tape or shipping tape so the sharp edge does not cut or seriously injure the trash haulers when they pick it up.
  • If you are disposing of a mirror or window that is not broken – place duct tape or strong shipping tape over the glass portion to help prevent it from falling out of the frame or getting broken when the trash hauler picks it up for disposal.  Maximum glass size allowed is 3 ft. x 6 ft. 

When disposing of glass, SAFETY is importantNEVER put loose, broken glass in the trash or recycling where it can cut or seriously injure the trash hauler.