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
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.
In 2019, the City of Pittsburgh established three glass drop-off locations as part of a temporary pilot initiative.
623 Bausman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15210
24 hour access
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
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.