Stay World Class… Reuse Your Glass!
Beginning January 1, 2016, the University of Michigan must temporarily suspend the collection of glass for recycling. Glass recycling markets in this area have been depressed for a number of years and have now shutdown. The U-M Waste Reduction & Recycling Office (WRRO) is actively seeking out alternative markets and uses for discarded glass and will communicate to campus when glass is again acceptable for recycling.
In the meantime, campus community members can help by:
- Don't generate waste glass. Avoid purchasing beverages and other foods, like salsa, peanut butter and jam, in glass containers.
- Reuse your glass. Glass bottles and jars can be easily cleaned and
used to store all sorts of things:
- Overnight oats
- Paper clips
- Your collection of fortunes from fortune cookies
- If you can't do any of the above, please place your glass in the trash, not recycling.
Questions or concerns? Recycle (get address)
Looking to recycle at home?
To find a location to recycle these items at home, visit www.earth911.org.
Content modified: Jan 5, 2016