Note: not all glass is recyclable.


  • Glass jars and bottles for food, drink and some medicines - usually clear, green, or brown
  • Weck & Mason jars (but be sure to remove all metal clamps and rubber rings), Ikea jars

Not recyclable:

  • makeup & skin care bottles
  • decorative glass
  • glass that has been treated to withstand high temperatures - for example glass used for cooking like pyrex or corelle


Recycle Lids and Caps Separately

Remove lids and caps and put them in the appropriate metal recycling bins (unless the lids are rusty in which case, throw them out).

It is not necessary to remove the aluminum foil capsule wrapped around the top of wine bottles. Only separate metal parts that are easy to remove.

Read more: Metal Caps