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Glass – Windows & Doors

How can Kent County Department of Public Works help?

Explore the waste stream options below for how you can reuse, recycle, compost, or dispose of the item you are trying to get rid of through a KCDPW facility or service.

Donate or Reuse
Special Collection Recycling
Proper Disposal

If your glass windows or doors are still in great shape and you just don’t have a use for them anymore, consider donating or repurposing them! Facebook Marketplace, Freecycle, Craigslist, or your local BuyNothing Project group are all great places to give away items.

Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept this material for reuse or recycling.

This material is NOT compostable.

Glass doors and windows SHOULD NEVER go in your curbside recycling cart or in our recycling drop-off stations.

The type of glass Kent County Recycling & Education Center can accept must be food or beverage-grade glass from food or beverage products (this does not include bakeware). To learn more, please see our Related Materials section below.

Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept these items for reuse or recycling.

Glass windows and doors are not considered hazardous waste.

Keeping glass doors and windows out of the landfill, when possible, and in reuse or at least into recycling ensures we give those valuable resources a second chance at life and use!

However, if you cannot recycle or repurpose this type of material, this type of waste is accepted in your trash or can be landfilled at Kent County Department of Public Work’s two residential trash drop-offs for a fee:

The links above can provide the location address, hours of service, and disposal fee.

Community Resources

Below you will find businesses and community outlets that may accept this item/material.

Habitat for Humanity

Accepts new and gently used building materials and home improvement products for resale at discounted prices, including lumber, trim, stain/paint, windows, doors, working appliances, furniture, flooring, etc.  Accepts vehicles for donation.

Multiple locations.

Learn More

Related Materials