I hate to ask but I need to.
July 12, 2017 3:43pm CST
If you break a glass in your home where do you put the broken glass? The reason I am asking is that we have a recycle here. When kay broke a glass she put it in the garbage can. I did not know and wentto dump it out. I cut my leg that day. Today I was listening to my aide sweep broken glass. Something said check where she put that. Would you believe the broken bottom to the bottle was sitting on on the edge o the can.. I said excuse me let me get that out of there. She said she does not know where to put it. I never put broken glass in a garbage can I would put it in an empty boxe first. That is danger t it's finest.
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• Reading, England
I don't know the official line. The way I look at it is broken glass is dangerous so you need to think a garbage man or recycle man may (but shouldn't) put his hand onto it or if you have it outside an animal or child may touch it. As it could be a safety issue I would wrap it up in thick newspaper to make it as safe as possible and put it in the garbage. I don't know the official line though.
• Genova, Italy
This reminds an episode that happened to me twice. Even in Italy we have the "separate collection". Paper, glass, plastic and cans. In my city (Genova) Container for glass = green color Plastic container and cans = yellow color In Piombino, (Toscana, other region of Italy) the colors are exactly INVERTED !! So I, twice, wrongly put glass jars in the green box, destined for plastic collection !! A real danger to the workmen !! I'm sorry!
• United States
We used to have a bin for glass and it was picked up weekly. Then, all of a sudden, they stopped picking it up...not sure why. So now we put glass--broken or no--in the can. Our garbage guys never touch the cans--the garbage truck lifts the cans and dumps the bags. If we have broken glass I just make sure the kids and hubby know so they're more careful when they take the bag to the can.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I often wondered where to put broken plates. I once broke a plate and put it in the garbage in a couple of plastic grocery bags. The pieces were not as sharp that way I don't use glasses as I drink everything in a coffee mug. Everything except coffee ;=)