Since glass does not degrade, a bottle thrown in a landfill today would still be around in the year 3000. That's why it's so important to recycle any glass food or beverage container. In addition to saving landfill space, recycling saves energy. For example, recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours. Any clear, green, or brown glass bottle which held a food or beverage and is smaller than 2.5 gallons can be recycled. Empty and rinse; Lids, labels and neck rings can be left on.

Recycling Yes/No List

There are other glass items that unfortunately cannot be recycled.
No light bulbs
No window glass
No auto glass
No broken glass
No dishes
No drinking glasses
No mirrors
No Pyrex
No canning jars (Mason)

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