Acrylic Glass

Put in Garbage/Landfill

Acrylic/Plexiglass is a #7 plastic that is not recyclable through our programs. It is accepted as garbage only. Pieces that are too large to fit in your garbage bin can be taken to Blue Line Transfer or collected through the On-Call/Bulky Item Collection Program. Please call 650.589.4020 or email [email protected] for details.


Acrylic Is Flammable

Acrylic glass can ignite at a low temperature. Avoid exposing acrylic glass to heat or open flames. If you are working with acrylic, follow all safety precautions necessary to avoid burns and unwanted fires.

Ways to Reduce

Choose Polycarbonate or Traditional Glass Instead

Polycarbonate glass is similar to acrylic glass but more durable and less flammable, so it is a safer, longer lasting choice than acrylic glass. Traditional glass is a recyclable and scratch-resistant alternative to acrylic glass – however, it can shatter more easily than acrylic or polycarbonate.

Ways to Reuse

Donate Unwanted Acrylic Glass

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, art studios, or community workshops sometimes accept acrylic glass for reuse or repurposing.

Repurpose Unwanted Acrylic Glass

Acrylic is a versatile material that can be cut or bent into almost any shape. Unwanted acrylic glass can be repurposed in picture frames, display boxes, shelving and other items. Check out Pinterest for more ideas.

Did You Know?

How to Recycle Acrylic

7 Tips for Working With Acrylic