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.
How do I go green?
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.
Enter at 524 David Street
The Environmental Story
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.
Questions? Call the CRD Hotline.
We can answer your questions on the Hartland landfill, composting, household hazardous waste, recycling and more!
toll-free: 1.800.663.4425 #3030