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How do I dispose of household glass?

How to dispose of glass vases

Glass items in good condition

Donate or drop off items to participating charities. See Alberta's Recycling Hotline.

This includes:

  • Glass vases
  • Crystal glasses and dishware
  • Porcelain dishware and figurines
  • Ceramic dishware and figurines
  • Pyrex glass containers
  • Fish tanks and aquariums
  • Coffee pot (carafe)
  • Tea pots and coffee mugs
  • Lab beakers and vials
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Glass blown art and décor
  • Glass ornaments
  • Glass trophies or awards
  • Marbles
  • Light fixture covers and sconces
  • Stained glass

Old and broken glass items

Put unusable glass housewares in your black cart as garbage.

How do I prepare glass for disposal?

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

Why can't I recycle household glass items?

The glass used for these items is different than food jars and is not recyclable.​​​​​

Glass vase
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