Grey Box – Glass Bottles & Jars

 
NOTE: We are currently in the process of phasing out some of the recycling bags. This will take place over a number of months, so keep on using what you’ve got till it is no longer usable. Our workers will pick up whatever you put out, as long as it is recyclable items that we accept in our curbside pickup program.
 
In Maple Ridge, you can use your NEW Grey Box for glass bottles & jars. If you don’t have a Grey Box yet, you can order one online or pick one up at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot.
 

Place the following items in your grey box for recycling:

Grey Glass Box 2 - April, 2015

-glass jars

-glass bottles

 

Glass Canning Jars (Blue Box)Please clean & rinse all glass bottles & jars before putting them in the recycling box!

Please do not include broken glass (hazard to our workers) or different kinds of glass such as window panes, light bulbs, drinking glasses, Pyrex, or ceramics as we cannot recycle them.

We can recycle Flourescent light bulbs & tubes if you bring them to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot. 

 

What Happens to the Glass we collect?

In the past, mixed glass was shipped to Envirogrit in Abbotsford to be made into fibreglass. Contaminated glass was used as a gravel substitute. Since 2014, glass jars & bottles are collected and processed by industry under the stewardship of Multi Materials BC.

 

EPR Beverage Container IconCanada's National Brewers Logo (EPR)Encorp Return-It Logo 2014All glass beverage containers are recycled through the Beverage Container EPR Program, run by Encorp Pacific, and the Beer Bottle EPR Program, run by Canada’s National Brewers. Click to learn more about EPR, Extended Producer Responsibility Programs.