Window Glass Alternative ways to recycle Special Instructions Window glass needs to be disposed of with other construction materials. If it is small enough, it can go in your black container. Separate Broken Glass Broken windows are a safety hazard for sanitation workers, so they cannot be recycled. Find out how to dispose of broken glass. Do Not Recycle Windows cannot be recycled because they are too labor intense and dangerous to dismantle. Instead, wrap up the window in a blanket and take it to the landfill. Alternative Ways to Recycle Donate to Building REsources Consider donating undamaged windows to Building REsources, who resells reusable, recycled and remanufactured building and landscape materials. They are a not for profit organization based in San Francisco. Find out more. Donate to Habitat For Humanity Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit that accepts building materials, which they use to construct affordable housing for low-income families. They will take whole windows and sliding glass doors if they are undamaged at their REstore locations. Find a REstore nearest you.