Glass

Glass Bottles

Recycling

Must be empty, clean & dry. You can keep the caps on unless you are recycling these bottles at a buy back center.

Glass Jars

Recycling

Must be empty, clean & dry. You can keep the caps on unless you are recycling these bottles at a buy back center.

Drinking Glasses

Trash

Drinking glasses are “tempered”, meaning they have been chemically treated. These chemicals prevent the glass from being recycled, so they must be placed in the trash.

Art Glass

Trash

The colors in artistic glass and sculptures is derived from metals. The metal and glass are nearly impossible to separate, rendering these items as trash.

Window Glass & Other Tempered Glass

Trash

Tempered glass has been chemically treated. These chemicals prevent the glass from being recycled, so it must be placed in the trash. Examples of tempered glass include windows, drinking glasses, and art glass.

Incandescent Light Bulbs

Trash

Incandescent light bulbs contain wire filaments that heat up and emit a glow. They do not contain hazardous materials, so you can place them in the trash.

LED Light Bulbs

Electronic Waste

LEDs contain some heavy metals, like lead and copper, so they can NOT be placed in your trash. Drop them off as e-waste at MarBorg’s Downtown or Goleta Recycling Centers, or County Transfer Station.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs/Tubes

Electronic Waste

Fluorescent light bulbs/tubes contain small amounts of mercury, so they can NOT be placed in your trash. Drop them off at MarBorg’s Downtown or Goleta Recycling Centers, County Transfer Station, or UCSB’s Hazardous Waste Center.