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Glass Bottles and Jars


Curbside Pick-up

Glass bottles and jars are accepted in your weekly recycling bins for curbside pickup. But acceptable types can vary by city. Check with your city waste hauler or on their website for details regarding your area.

Recycling Centers

If you wish to take your glass bottles to a recycling center, check here for the CalRecycle locator to enter your zip code and find a center near you. 


If your glass bottles and jars are still usable, you can donate them to local thrift stores or secondhand stores such as Goodwill and Salvation Army. Bottles and glass jars make creative crafts for gifts or use as vases and other purposes around the home. Check social media and craft sites for clever ideas.

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