Plate glass, including glass from windows, picture frames, furniture, and glassware, is not included in the curbside recycling programs in BC because these types of glass have a different chemical composition and manufacturing process than container glass. Only container glass, such as food jars and bottles, can be recycled at participating Recycle BC depots and some municipal curbside collection programs. Keep window glass, drinking glasses, light bulbs, teacups, and mirrors out of the recycling bin. Whole pieces of plate glass can possibly be reused and broken plate glass may be recycled at some facilities.

Visit RCBC’s Recyclepedia for drop-off options or contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline for all options available in your community.

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