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Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV

Glass bottles & jars without a CRV (California Redemption Value) usually contain liquids. Glass bottles can be various colors and shapes, though they most commonly have narrow necks and long bodies. Bottles that do not qualify for the California Redemption Value include medical food, infant formula, wine, liquor, and fruit juice.

Must be empty and drip-free before recycling.

Materials that should not be mixed into curbside recycling: drinking or wine glasses and plates, ceramics, Pyrex or other heat resistant glass, light bulbs, computer monitors, phone screens, plate glass: windows, sliding doors (can be recycled separately), safety glass, car windshields, art glass and leaded crystal, mirrors

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda Natural Grocery 1650 Park St
Unit L
Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off, On-site for a Fee BYO containers, bags, and jars to refill bulk foods. Take to cashier to tare the weight first if not a light bag.
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off sort by color - clear, brown, green
Biagini Waste Reduction Systems Inc. 1150 Hensley Street Richmond Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
California Waste Solutions (CWS) 1820 10th St. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Castro Valley Natural Grocery 3295 Castro Valley Blvd Castro Valley Reuse Free Drop-off, On-site for a Fee BYO containers, bags, and jars to refill bulk foods. Take to cashier to tare the weight first if not a light bag.
Citywide Fibers 1151 Quesada Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Civicorps Recycling 101 Myrtle St. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Concord/Pleasant Hill Recycling Center 1320 Galaxy Way Concord Recycle Free Drop-off This item may have redemption value.
Conscious Container PO Box 399 Truckee Reuse Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee, Buyback Drop-off Refillable glass bottle system for breweries, wineries, and beverages for consumers, producers and retailers. Producer consultation, bottle washing, bottle sales.
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Recycle drop-off area
East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse 4695 Telegraph Ave.
(drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th streets)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, preferably with lid
East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse 4695 Telegraph Ave.
(drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th streets)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Very large spirits bottles w/o handles or label printed on glass to be made into lamps with partner organization. See Current Accepted Mat for details.
Ecology Center Store 2530 San Pablo Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, On-site for a Fee BYO to use for their refill bath and body products. Donate small quantity clean jars with lids. Accepts AVOCURL glass bottles for discount off next purchase. Products for refill include: Body lotion, Body wash, Hand soap, Conditioner, Shampoo, Toothpaste tablets, dishwasher detergent, dish soap, glass cleaner, home cleaning scrub, laundry detergent, toilet cleaner
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Glass bins (Clear, Brown, Green). Rinsed clean & sorted by color.
Elite Recycling Services (Newark) 37530 Enterprise Ct.
Suite #5
Newark Recycle Free Pick-up
Elite Recycling Services (San Jose) 175 Tully Rd San Jose Recycle Free Pick-up
Fillgood 1579A Solano Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts clean glass jars with lids for their in store Jar Library that will be cleaned and reused in the store or for home deliveries. Refill store with home and dry goods.
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee No porcelain, ceramics, window or mirror glass, red or blue glass, Pyrex or light bulbs.
Materials Reuse 2650 Nicol Ave Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee

Curbside Service

Recycling Note
Alameda
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Albany
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Berkeley
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Empty
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Dublin
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Emeryville
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed. Broken okay.
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Fremont
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Hayward
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Livermore
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Newark
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Oakland
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Piedmont
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Pleasanton
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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San Leandro
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Union City
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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