Yes, but there are many limitations to consider. Container glass, including jars, liquor bottles, and soda bottles are most easily recycled to make new glass containers.
That said, there are many other types of glass known as non-container glass, safety glass, or “treated glass,” that are treated to be more durable. These glass products, such as used in Pyrex or other cookware pieces, feature chemicals that increase the melting point. If non-recyclable glass were to be recycled with glass bottles, the non-recyclable glass wouldn’t melt.
Though it may seem that many types of glass are not recyclable, tons of glass are reused every year. Recycling facilities like ours make every effort to reduce waste and increase sustainability to improve communities. Please see our list of acceptable items, or contact us with questions.