How many times have you broken a wine glass or a vase and thought, I'll just put this in the recycling bin. Glass is glass, right? The reality is, if you break a non-food container type of glass, throw it in the trash. Sturdier glass for bakeware, vases, drinking glasses, mixing bowls, measuring cups and anything else that didn’t come packaged with food needs to be separated from the recycling bin. Those glasses don’t melt at the same temperature as glass used for food packaging, so when it mixes in with food packaging glass, it can contaminate a whole load and make glass recycling nearly impossible.