Glass Recycling

Many communities have lost access to glass collection services in their curbside recycling programs, but glass is still a highly valuable and recyclable commodity.  Starting in June 2020, the Pennsylvania Resource Council (PRC) is rolling out their new Traveling Glass Bin program – a week-long, rotating self-serve collection model!  For complete information on glass recycling visit the PRC - Glass Recycling event page.

Please be advised that PRC may not be the administrator of all recycling services listed. This information is provided as a resource to Western PA residents and while the PRC strives to keep the information up to date, drop-off days and times may change without PRC’s knowledge. Please use the contact information listed under each entry to clarify questions and concerns. 

Traveling Glass Bins 

Schedule And Information

What Is The PRC Traveling Glass Bin?

  • A contact-free, self-serve drop-off service
  • A week-long collection schedule
  • Free to residents, hosted by communities/commercial sites for a fee

Hours Of Operation

Saturday through Thursday, 6:00 am – sundown
NOTE:  bin sites will be strictly monitored at all times

Schedule

Saturday, September 26 – Thursday, October 1
TRAVELING GLASS BIN APPEARANCE
Findlay Township Public Works Garage
1058 Clinton Road, Clinton, PA 15026

Saturday, October 3, 2020 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
SPECIAL ONE-DAY APPEARANCE

Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool Parking Lot 
635 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Saturday, October 10 – Thursday, October 15
WEEKLONG TRAVELING GLASS BIN APPEARANCE
Hampton Community Swimming Pool
3101 McCully Road, Allison Park, PA 15101

Saturday, October 17 – Thursday, October 22
WEEKLONG TRAVELING GLASS BIN APPEARANCE
Thornburg Borough Maintenance Facility
25 Rutgers Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Saturday, October 24 – Thursday, October 29
WEEKLONG TRAVELING GLASS BIN APPEARANCE
Hosted by Plum Borough
Boyce Park Soccer Fields (Pierson Run Rd and Centerview Dr)
William D. Boyce Park, Pierson Run Rd, Plum, PA 15239

Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
SPECIAL ONE-DAY APPEARANCE
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills
590 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15084

Saturday, November 7 – Thursday, November 12
WEEKLONG TRAVELING GLASS BIN APPEARANCE
City of Hermitage, Fire Station #3
Mercer Ave, across from Morefield Cemetery

Saturday, November 14 – Thursday, November 19
WEEKLONG TRAVELING GLASS BIN APPEARANCE
Moon Township Public Works Facility
1115 Stevenson Mill Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108
Special Collection Hours Observed:
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Saturday, November 28 – Thursday, December 3
WEEKLONG TRAVELING GLASS BIN APPEARANCE
South Fayette Township Municipal Building
515 Millers Run Rd, Morgan, PA 15064

Please see the Glass Recycling Guide below for accepted materials. Stay tuned for more dates in 2020!

Permanent Glass Collection Sites

In Western PA, permanent glass recycling drop-off sites can be found at the locations listed below.   Click the link to view the PRC’s Glass Recycling Guide.

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh Drop-Off Glass Pilot

In 2019, the City of Pittsburgh established three glass drop-off locations as part of a temporary pilot initiative.

Beltzhoover/Knoxville Location: 
623 Bausman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15210
24 hour access
Contact: 412-225-2631

Construction Junction: 
214 North Lexington St Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Open during regular business hours – 8:00 AM-6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Contact: 412-243-5025
NOTE: The Construction Junction recycling center is CLOSED under the City of Pittsburgh’s current COVID-19 operating restrictions.

Strip District Location: 
3001 Railroad St Pittsburgh, PA 15201
24 hour access
Contact: 412-255-2631

 

Michael Brothers
Monday -Friday, 7:00 am-4:30 pm
Saturdays 7:00 am-12:30 pm
South Hills Location: 901 Horning Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236
North Hills Location: 408 Hoffman Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Contact: info@mbhauling.com

Instructions: Bins are out front marked “glass only.” Color separation required.

NOTE: Also accepts aluminum cans.

Peters Township Fire Station #1
Location: 245 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
Directions: Place glass in blue bin behind the fire station.
Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm daily

Superior Mulch
Location: 21 Furnace Street Extension, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00AM – 3:30PM
Contact: Ashley DiGregorio, 412-488-7490 ext. 5
Map to Superior Mulch Site

Directions: Enter Furnace Street Extension directly from Thompson Avenue. Proceed in the direction of posted signage to drop your container glass materials in the blue CAP Glass container or designated area.

*COVID-19 Update: Superior Mulch is currently offering normal drop-off collection hours per their usual schedule.


Glass Recycling Guide

Want to be prepared when you visit a glass-only recycling drop-off site? Use the guide below for what is and is not accepted.

Place GLASS ONLY in collection bin

  • No need to separate colors
  • Leave lids/labels on

ACCEPTED GLASS

  • BOTTLES
  • JARS
  • JUGS

Bags and boxes used to deliver glass must be discarded off-site.

NOT accepted materials:  cut glass * glass bakeware * mirrors * porcelain and ceramics * stemware * window glass * light bulbs * televisions

Click the link to view the PRC’s Glass Recycling Collection Guide.