Free Glass Drop-offs!

posted 8/31/2020

Glass pasta sauce jars are upsetti, and empty pinot noir bottles are whiney, when mixed with other recyclables. 

Visit a free glass drop-off, provided by Metro Waste Authority, in Windsor Heights, Grimes, and Bondurant! People are cooking meals at home and having virtual wine nights more now than ever before. Some could blame it on the pandemic, but glass is best when it’s kept at a distance from other recyclables.

Simply bring your glass recyclables to a drop-off and guide them into the openings of the containers. Just make sure they go inside, glass on the ground can become a safety hazard. The glass drop-offs accept glass you’d typically have after cooking or drinking. That’s the clear glass like pickle jars and pesto or colored glass like wine and beer bottles.

Metro Waste Authority wants to help you be a recycling expert. If you’re ever wondering where it should go, check out or call 515.244.0021.