Glass Recycling Best Practices

To effectively recycle glass, the following conditions must be met:

  • Before placing glass in your glass recycling bin, ensure the glass is rinsed and clean. Food-waste residues will attract wildlife and harm the ecological integrity of the Bow Valley.
  • Most glass containers have non-glass components, such as paper labels or metal lids. These contaminants must be removed from your glass before you recycle it. Bins with metal lids will end up in the landfill.

Please note that all colours of glass can be recycled in your bin (clear, green, brown, etc.) as long as the glass is free of contaminants. Keep in mind, most brown and green glass containers are refundable beverage containers such as beer bottles. We recommend you place these bottles in your refund bin.

Ceramic Recycling

Did you know you can recycle your plates, bowls, coffee mugs, and teapots? Ceramic materials are easily recyclable, but if they are not separated from standard glass, they needlessly pollute the landfill.

Currently, the Bow Valley does NOT have automated sorting technology for glass and ceramics. In order to ensure these materials are recycled, your employees must separate glass and ceramics when sorting.

If you require a set of bins to separate glass and ceramic, please contact us.

Light Bulb Recycling

Unlike other light bulbs, fluorescent lights (long tube-shaped bulbs) contain mercury vapour, a harmful toxin that must be recycled with great care.

It is crucial that customers identify and wrap their fluorescent bulbs and group them separately from other types of light bulbs.

Clients should group fluorescent tubes and wrap them together with tape and bubble wrap, or place them in a cardboard box. We will pick up the dead bulbs and ensure they are disposed of properly, thus limiting harmful mercury exposure to people and the environment.

Using the services of Flying Pigs Recycling has greatly enhanced our efforts in recycling and diversion of waste over a period of several years.

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