Should I put dirty glass in the recycle bin?
March 12, 2006 4:22 PM Subscribe
What happens when I put a glass peanut butter jar with peanut butter remnants in the recycle bin? Does it cause extra work for the recycle sorter? Or will it just pass through the process?
posted by 9000.68 to Home & Garden (25 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Do they pick dirty glass out? How dirty?
I'm asking because when I don't have time to clean a glass jar I will just throw it away in the regular garbage. If it doesn't matter if it is clean or not then all this time I could have been recycling.
I've also always been conflicted with the amount of water needed to clean a glass jar versus the value of recycling glass to the environment. Is it worth it?