Glass can easily break, and glass shards can get mixed in with other materials. These shards can be challenging to sort out of recycling, and they can pose a hazard to workers at our sorting facilities. Some communities do accept glass and that is because their collections processes and regional sorting facilities operate differently.
Glass can be recycled for free 24/7 at the Durango Recycle Center. Glass is transported to the Front Range where it is processed into new glass bottles.