How to Safely Dispose of Broken Glass

Disposing Broken Glass

Understanding how to dispose of dangerous garbage like broken glass and crockery is important for everyone’s safety. If you do not have access to a glass recycling bin or a depot, you can learn the best solution here.

Items You Will Need

  • A piece of cloth, the thicker the better. The size will depend upon the amount of glass.
  • A hammer.
  • A box with a lid.
  • Strong adhesive tape.
  • Paper and a red marker.

Safely Disposing The Glass

  1. Place the glass onto the cloth and wrap it securely so that it is covered.
  2. Gently break into smaller pieces.
  3. Lift and put it into your box.
  4. If the box is big and there is a large gap, then put more cloth on top of the wrapped glass to keep it secure.
  5. Close the box and seal with strong tape.
  6. On the large white piece of paper, write the words “Danger. Broken glass in box” in red.
  7. Attach danger sign to the box with tape.
  8. Place on a high shelf until garbage collection day.
  9. Make a reminder for yourself beside your garbage bin so you don’t forget to place the box of glass inside the bin for collection.

How Not to Dispose of It

Let’s go back to the beginning where you have just broken some glass.

Here is the wrong way to dispose of it:

  • Don’t wrap the glass in newspaper and then throw it into your bin bag or trash can. The glass will cut through the paper. The only thing you’ve done is camouflage a very dangerous weapon and created an accident waiting to happen.

It’s important to us at 24hr Junk, that we do our part in keeping sanitation workers save when they remove your junk. Part of keeping them safe is providing you with the education you need about junk removal to work together preventing injuries.