Do I have to peel the labels off glass bottles and jars?

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

No, glass jar and bottle labels are removed mechanically by the recycler. Glass containers can be rinsed and recycled according to local guidelines.  For glass recycling options in your area, visit the Recycle BC website or call the RCBC Recycling Hotline.

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