Recycling Glass

Types of glass you can and cannot recycle

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The City of Raleigh accepts glass items for recycling via our curbside collection services. Find out which items you can put in your blue recycle bin.


glass food jars on display
  • Bottles and jars that held food or beverages. Discard any plastic lids or caps before recycling bottles and jars.
  • Metal lids may be placed in the recycling cart.
  • Broken food and beverage containers are acceptable.

Not Accepted 

light bulbs

Non-food glass containers like mirrors, window panes, dishes, and light bulbs are not accepted.

Some manufacturers put chemical stabilizers in the glass containers they make for non-food products. These chemical stabilizers would cause problems in the recycling process.

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