Glass Bottles and Jars

glass bottles for recycling

Glass and ceramics are collected in the CONTAINERS category. This includes any bottles , jars and ceramics or glassware . All materials must be emptied, chemical bottles rinsed.

Do Recycle

  • All Color
  • Bottles
  • Ceramic mugs & plates
  • Drinking glasses
  • Food Jars
  • Labels are OK
  • Chemical bottles*
  • Laboratory glass*

Do Not Recycle

  • Light bulbs**
  • Sharps

* Chemical bottles and Laboratory glass must be picked up by PSU Environmental Health and Safety. Find out all the details by logging on to

** Lamps containing mercury see or call 1-800-435-4448

Did you know? Bottle or "container glass" is crushed into cullet, melted and formed into new bottles by bottle manufacturers.