Can I Recycle Candle Jars?

Candle jars are safe for curbside recycling if they’re made from standard container (soda-lime) glass.

If a different kind of glass is used, you can ask the company if they accept their jars back for recycling or reuse.

Yankee Candle® already has an established system, as a matter of fact.20 Jun 2017

How do you dispose of candle jars?

If you don’t reuse wax, throw it away. You can scoop it into the garbage with a spoon, or melt or freeze to get wax out more easily. Toss the wicks. Clean glass jars and metal tins can be recycled curbside in most places.5 Aug 2019

Can you recycle glass jars with candle wax?

To remove any remaining wax, put the jar in the freezer. Once the wax freezes it is easy to pry out. Most candle jars are made of glass and can be recycled curbside.2 Apr 2014

What can I do with old Yankee Candle jars?

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Can I recycle glass candle jars UK?

You can either reuse glass holders, donate them to charity or put them in your general waste bin. Glass candle holders can’t be recycled in your mixed recycling bin with glass bottles and jars.

Does Yankee Candle recycle their jars?

Yankee Candle is “America’s best loved candle” according to all of their advertisements. However, the company does not have a recycling program aimed at the reuse of existing glass candle jars. Consumers are expected to recycle the jars with their community recycling.

How do you dispose of glass candles?


  • After burning your candle, allow the glass to cool so it’s safe to handle. Then, using a spoon, carve or scoop out any wax.
  • Next, put the jar in the sink and pour hot water into it until it reaches the top (don’t use boiling water – if the heat is too high it can crack the glass). Leave for a minute or two.

1 Mar 2015