Broken Glass


Athens Services accepts in the recycling broken glass from jars and bottles only. No broken auto glass, ceramics, dishes, glassware, light bulbs, mirrors, and/or window glass.

Athens is able to separate and recycle broken glass. Once at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), broken glass is sorted through mechanical separation. The glass is then moved to its own dedicated section where it is loosely gathered and sent to a glass recycling facility.


Do Not Recycle Broken Drink Glasses & Pyrex

Broken stemware, other drink glasses, porcelain, and Pyrex cannot be recycled. These types of glass are made from mixed materials that will contaminate the glass recycling process for bottles and jars.


Broken Bulbs Sometimes HHW

Depending on the type of bulb, you may need to dispose of it as Household Hazardous Waste. Find out what to do with broken bulbs.