Glass Bottles and Jars

All colors of container glass (bottles and jars) are accepted for recycling including green and blue. Labels do not need to be removed from items. Other types of glassware, Pyrex, and window panes are not accepted for recycling.


Reuse Options

MSU departments can submit a Pick Up Request Form (PURF) to have the Surplus Store pick up large quantities of clean, reusable glass jars and bottles. Students, faculty and staff can drop items off at the Surplus Store during regular business hours.


Where to Recycle Glass Bottles and Jars

Interior Recycling Stations
Not Accepted

Residence Halls
Not Accepted

Public Drop off Center
Place in the container labeled “Glass”.

University Apartments Recycling Stations
Place in the container labeled “Glass”.

Athletic Event Recycling Stations
Not Accepted

Exterior Recycling Stations
Not Accepted


Where Does It Go?

When designated for reuse, the item is sold through the Surplus Store. When recycled, glass is made into new glass products or used as an aggregate that is used in concrete flat work on campus.