Glass Bottles

Recycle Curbside

Most Glass Bottles Are Eligible for CRV

Most glass bottles are eligible for the California Redemption Value (CRV) refund, except distilled spirits wine bottles. Find out how to redeem beverage containers for CRV.

Broken Glass

Wrap Up Broken Glass

Broken glass can physically injure sanitation workers and trash haulers. Wrap up the broken glass before disposing of it. Learn how to properly dispose of broken glass.


Don't Recycle Blue Glass

Blue glass cannot go in your curbside recycling, but clear, brown and green glass are all recyclable.

Recycle Only Your Empties

Dump or rinse out any leftover food or drink before recycling empty glass containers. Sticky food or liquid residue can contaminate other recyclables.

Did You Know?

Glass Is Infinitely Recyclable

Glass is one of the most recyclable items on the planet. It can be broken down and upcycled infinitely without losing strength, purity, or quality. The glass containers used to hold food and beverages, in particular, are usually 100% recyclable. Recovered glass is recycled into other glass containers, fiberglass insulation, and decorative glass such as terrazzo tiles and landscaping (xeriscaping).