Donate Your Glass

AUGUST 2023 UPDATE: If you plan on dropping off 200 lbs or more (about 10 boxes), please click the “Large Drop off” add-on when you schedule. Your support will help our team prepare for and assist you with the drop off!

This month’s open drop off Saturdays are August 12 and 26 (12-2PM, no appointment needed for small drop offs). Please meet our team on Mifflin Street & 9th at the yellow loading dock!

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Want us to make it easier for you? We can pick up your glass from your doorstep with our e-bike!

Drop off your glass

AUGUST 2023 UPDATE: If you are dropping off 200 lbs or more (about 10 boxes), please click the “Large Drop off” add-on when you schedule. Your support is appreciated!

When: Tuesdays 11am-2pm or Thursdays 11am-3pm by appointment. Every other Saturday there are open drop off hours from 12-2pm. Click the link below to schedule!

Where: The Bok Building yellow loading dock on Mifflin Street in between 8th and 9th Street.

What: Please only bring clean and unbroken bottle and jar glass! We do not accept household glass like lightbulbs, vases, cooking trays, or candles.

How: for our team’s safety, please store your glass in sturdy cardboard boxes. Better yet, join our Crate Exchange Program and we’ll swap your crate of glass with a fresh one every time! Click the crate add-on when you schedule or ask a staff member when dropping off. 

If you have any questions about the drop off process, just email us at

Volunteer with BU!

As a small non-profit with big goals, every set of hands helps!

If you volunteer with us, you get a behind-the-scenes view into BU. Our volunteers will help us take glass from the community, clean bottles for our partners, or move glass when we need some extra strength! You can state your preferred activity on the form and we’ll do our best to match you to it.

Gain hands on experience in glass recycling

See the inner workings of a circular organization

Help us divert glass from the landfill

“I felt very welcomed and learned so much!”

Anonymous Helper!

“One of the things that was mentioned several times as we reflected on our experience was the opportunity to genuinely be a part of closing the loop with glass reuse locally, and how we felt that our short time with the BU team still felt like we were able to contribute to the BU mission in a tangible way.”


“Everyone was so friendly and made me feel welcome.”


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