Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of services does Repeat Glass provide?
There are four glass recycling programs.
~> Commercial (bars, restaurants, hotels and other businesses)
~> Curbside (residential houses)
~> Group (municipalities, home & condo associations, and apartments)

~> Free Drop-off (residents of the community)

What can be recycled with Repeat Glass?
We accept most container glass of any color.
~> Beverage containers (i.e. beer bottles)
~> Food containers (i.e. pickle jars)
~> Candles
~> Perfumes and colognes

What cannot be recycled with Repeat Glass?
There are some types of glass we cannot accept.
Bags and boxes

~> Ceramic glass (i.e. coffee mugs)
~> Light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
~> Mirror

~> Art glass and leaded crystal
~> Safety glass (i.e. windshields)
~> Electronics (i.e. TVs)

Do I have to rinse the glass, remove the labels and lids, and sort by color?

Nope! You do not have to rinse the glass, but make sure it is empty. You do not have to remove the labels or lids, and you do not need to sort by color.

Where does the glass go?
The glass is taken to our local depot in Cuyahoga County. It is then transported to CAP Glass for processing before getting sent to Owens-Illinois to be made into container glass again.

Why is glass recycled?

Glass facts are provided by the Glass Packaging Institute.

~> Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity.

~> Glass is made from readily available domestic materials, such as sand, soda ash, limestone, and “cullet,” the industry term for furnace-ready recycled glass.

~> Recycled glass can be substituted for up to 95% of raw materials.

~> Manufacturers benefit from recycling in several ways: Recycled glass reduces emissions and consumption of raw materials, extends the life of plant equipment, such as furnaces, and saves energy.​

Other questions?

Please contact us.