Glass Recycling in Coeur d’Alene is Here

//Glass Recycling in Coeur d’Alene is Here

Glass Recycling in Coeur d’Alene is Here

Last spring the City of Coeur d’Alene Council voted to include glass recycling/reuse as part of their new solid waste contract. The City now has two locations to drop off glass! One location is in the parking lot at Cherry Hill Park, 1525 E. Hazel Avenue. The other location is in the parking lot at Bluegrass Park, 6056 N. Courcelles Parkway.

City representatives say the glass from the drop off collection program will be hauled to a crusher. The crushed glass will be used as a soil amendment or any other practical and affordable reuses.

Guidelines for Glass:

  • All types of glass bottles and jars (clear and colored) are accepted.
  • Please remove lids, caps, plastic bags, and cardboard boxes before depositing glass.
  • Do not leave plastic or paper bags, cardboard boxes, or garbage at the drop-off sites.
  • Mirrors, windows, Pyrex, dishes, fish tanks, light bulbs, fluorescent light bulbs, or ceramics are not accepted.
  • Do not place items outside the glass drop box.
  • Glass is not acceptable in the City’s curbside recycling program.

City staff say that glass is not accepted in the City of Coeur d’Alene’s curbside recycling bins because glass breaks.
If broken glass gets into a load of other recyclables like paper or cardboard, it contaminates them and makes the materials unusable and unable to be recycled. In addition, glass poses a safety hazard for the workers who handle the waste.”
Those that live in the City of Hayden, Post Falls or Dalton Gardens may have access to curbside glass recycling if they are Waste Management customers.
In 2012, Kootenai Environmental Alliance helped launch the Coeur d’Alene Glass Recycling Co. pilot program to provide an outlet for community members to recycle and reuse their glass. While this program is still active, it was limited to just a couple hundred members.
In 2016, Kootenai Environmental Alliance collected more than 2,000 signatures to show the Coeur d’Alene City Council the community’s desire to expand its recycling and reuse efforts to include glass.
Thank you for joining us to help make the City of Coeur d’Alene a more sustainable community and achieve the goals of the CDA Vision 2030.
Please pass along your appreciation to City Council members and staff for bringing this to fruition!


By |2017-04-03T09:02:37+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Community|14 Comments


  1. Lori Smith April 25, 2017 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Went to take my glass to cherry hill and the recycling bins are gone. Do you know why?

    • Adrienne April 27, 2017 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      It should be there…we just checked.

  2. Bridget May 8, 2017 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Thank you! This is so exciting!!

    Could you post the dates/times these bins will be emptied? I just went to bluegrass, but the bin isn’t there, I assume it was taken to be emptied.

    Thank you!

    • Sharon June 29, 2017 at 8:38 am - Reply

      The Blue Grass bin has been moved to Ramsey Park

  3. Wendy East May 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    We went to Blue Grass Park and the glass recycling is gone.

  4. Doris H. May 22, 2017 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    May 22, 2017,
    Went to take my glass to the Bluegrass Park bin, but it is gone. I had used it before. Where is it? .

    • Sharon June 29, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

      The Blue Grass bin has been moved to Ramsey Park

  5. Sandra swick June 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Nothing at blue grass park

    • Sharon June 29, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

      The Blue Grass bin has been moved to Ramsey Park

  6. Bob Wilson June 15, 2017 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    I just went to drop off glass at the recycling bin at Bluegrass Park but it is not there anymore. I have used it in the past. Does anyone know what happened? Is it coming back?

    • Sharon June 29, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

      They might have needed to dump the contents. It should be back very soon.

  7. Jim derrig June 18, 2017 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Yep went to Cherry hill site today and no glass container there either!

  8. Greg Kemp June 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    What happened to the recycling bin in Blur Grass. I went there once & back twice & no bin, so why isn’t there a sign & why no announcement in the paper & why don’t you have a damn phone # to call to find out. I can see there are others trying to the right thing & being what seem to be typical politicians you just leave us hanging.

    • Sharon June 29, 2017 at 8:36 am - Reply

      The Blue Grass container was moved to Ramsey Park.

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