Broken Glass Put in Recycling Cart/Bin Recycle ONLY broken bottles and jars. Broken porcelain, ceramics, Pyrex, glassware, window glass and mirror glass go in the garbage cart. Place small broken glass items in a small plastic bag or wrap them in newspaper. Put large pieces of broken glass inside two layers of plastic bags, and then label the bags as broken glass. Broken Bulbs Sometimes HHW Depending on the type of bulb, you may need to dispose of it as Household Hazardous Waste. Find out what to do with broken bulbs.