Older mirrors are glass with a layer of reflecting silver on the back side of the glass. The silver was then coated with a protective layer of paint. Newer mirrors sometimes use aluminum instead, but the process remains the same.
Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities
Use old mirrors in out of the way spaces, like dark hallways in the basement, potting sheds, garages or the like, to brighten up a space.
Have a broken mirror? It’s not bad luck, it’s an opportunity to make art. Mirror shards, handled carefully, are the perfect material for mosaics. Hang shards on the wall in an interesting pattern to make a larger mirror and brighten up a room.
The recycling facilities listed below accept mirrors. Phone ahead for criteria.
524 David Street
334 Hillside Ave
Silver and aluminum don’t belong in our landfills, and glass takes an eternity to degrade. Recycle your old mirror instead of throwing it in the trash.
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