Is Glass Recyclable?

Recycling can be difficult when you don’t know what you can and can’t recycle. Lucky for you, Corridor Recycling is here to help you learn more about how to recycle and which materials are recyclable.

If you’ve got a bunch of glass containers lying around, you’re probably looking for a way to get rid of them. The glass recycling center at Corridor Recycling takes the stress out of recycling non-CRV glass containers, making it easy to do your part to protect the environment. Learn more about why glass is recyclable and what you can do if you have recyclable glass containers.

Is Glass Recyclable?

Glass is absolutely on our list of recyclable materials. In fact, glass is arguably the best material when it comes to recycling. Old glass containers can be melted down and used to create new glass containers. Even better, you can recycle glass without losing quality or purity, which is something you can’t say about most materials.

Old glass containers are recycled by crushing them up, blending them together, and melting the glass pieces with other materials. Once that becomes molten glass, it can be poured into a mold to create a new jar, bottle, or any other type of glass container.

How to Recycle Glass

Recycling glass may seem like a lot of work because it’s heavy and bulky, but it’s not the most difficult task in the world. The first thing you should do is set up a container for glass. You can use a small container if you’re collecting glass at home, or a large recycling bin for collecting glass at work. When you’re finished using a glass container, rinse it out and put it in the glass bin.

Once you’ve got a bin full of clean glass, you can load it up in a vehicle and bring it to Corridor Recycling. You don’t have to worry about unloading your glass, waiting in line, or placing each container into a machine — we’ll take care of everything. All you have to do is bring us your clean glass containers once in a while.

Alternatively, you can recycle glass by having it picked up with your curbside recycling. Many garbage and recycling pickup services offer glass recycling in a separate bin. That way, you can collect your glass containers and put them out on the curb instead of hauling them to a recycling center.

What Types of Glass Are Recyclable?

Before you visit Corridor Recycling, you can check out our list of recyclable materials to make sure we can accept your recycling. If you have a question about recycling a specific type of glass or plastic, you can ask us online or give us a call to learn more.

Glass is tricky because there are lots of different types of glass. You can recycle standard glass containers you’d find in the grocery store, including jars, distilled spirit containers, wine bottles, and large juice containers. These glass containers aren’t treated or coated with anything, which means we can safely mix them in with the rest of our crushed glass recycling.

There are several types of treated glass that we can’t accept. Ceramics, Pyrex, and other glass that’s been treated for heat resistance may not be recyclable. Computer monitors, phone screens, and other electronics will need to be treated as E-waste. For some larger pieces of glass — like windshields and windows — you’ll have to check with us before you visit our recycling center.

At Corridor Recycling, we can help you dispose of various types of glass that you can’t put in your curbside recycling bin. If you have a question about a specific item, just give us a call.

Glass Bottles and CRV

In the state of California, many glass beverage containers have a CRV — or California Redemption Value. This is a small fee you pay when you purchase a beverage in a glass container, and you’re reimbursed for that fee when you bring CRV containers to a recycling center.

At Corridor Recycling, we’re more than happy to help you get rid of your old CRV beverage containers. We know how difficult it can be to stand in line at a grocery store or bottle drop location, especially when you have hundreds of bottles to get rid of. When you bring your CRV containers to Corridor Recycling, you don’t have to worry about waiting in line or putting each bottle in a machine. We’ll take care of everything for you, so all you have to do is bring us your glass bottles.

Keep in mind that CRV prices vary based on the size of the container. Standard bottles have a CRV of 5 cents, while some larger containers have a CRV of 10 cents.

Benefits of Glass Recycling

Recycling any material helps the environment, but glass recycling is particularly helpful because it’s so effective. Glass can be recycled over and over again, making it one of the most sustainable materials on the planet.

As a business owner or residential customer, glass is difficult to deal with. Glass containers are bulky and heavy, so most people don’t want a bunch of bottles or jars lying around the house. You also don’t want to fill up your curbside trash can with glass containers — especially if you have a smaller can. Recycling your glass saves you time and allows you to make the most of your limited space. 

Recycle Your Glass With Corridor Recycling

Whether you’ve got old glass jars and wine bottles or bags full of CRV glass bottles, Corridor Recycling is the simple solution. We can help you get rid of all your old glass, and we’ll get you paid for any CRV bottles. Even better, you don’t have to wait in line at a bottle drop location or lug around a bag of heavy glass bottles.

Corridor Recycling serves both residential and commercial customers, and we even have a selection of commercial recycling and collection equipment for businesses. If you want to make glass recycling easy and save space at your home or business, bring your glass containers to Corridor Recycling today.