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Drinking glass

Usable drinking glasses

Donate useable household goods to participating charities. See Alberta's Recycling Hotline for options.

Old and broken drinking glasses

Put unusable or broken drinking glasses in your black cart as garbage.

Special instructions

  • Package items safely by putting the pieces into a puncture-resistant, non-breakable container (e.g. plastic tub, plastic pail, laundry detergent container, etc.)
  • Or wrap in two layers of paper and place in a tied bag.
  • Labels as 'sharps' with a permanent marker and place in your black cart.

Why can't this glass be recycled?

The glass used for these types of household items is different than food jars and is not recyclable.

Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
Description: Residential recycling and disposal search tool