How to Recycle or Dispose of a Glass Bong That You No Longer Want or Need?

If you are a fan of smoking herb or tobacco from a glass bong, you probably know how enjoyable and smooth the experience can be. But what happens when you want to get rid of your old bong, either because it’s broken, dirty, or you just want to upgrade to a new one? How do you dispose of it safely and responsibly, without harming the environment or attracting unwanted attention?

In this blog post, we will give you some tips and options on how to recycle or dispose of your glass bong, depending on its condition and your preferences. We will also explain what a recycler bong is and why you might want to consider getting one if you are looking for a new bong.

How to Recycle Your Glass Bong

If your glass bong is still in good shape and you don’t want to throw it away, you might be able to recycle it and give it a new life. Here are some ways you can recycle your glass bong:

  • Donate it.

    If you have a friend, family member, or acquaintance who smokes herb or tobacco and would appreciate a glass bong, you can offer them yours as a gift. Just make sure you clean it thoroughly before handing it over, and wrap it securely to avoid breaking it during transport. You can also check if there are any local organizations or charities that accept glass bongs as donations, such as thrift stores, shelters, or community centers.

  • Sell it.

    If you want to make some money from your old glass bong, you can try selling it online or in person. There are many platforms where you can list your glass bong for sale, such as Craigslist, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, or specialized websites for smoking accessories. You can also visit local smoke shops or flea markets and see if they are interested in buying your glass bong. Again, make sure you clean it well and package it carefully before selling it.

  • Repurpose it.

    If you are feeling creative, you can turn your glass bong into something else that you can use or display in your home. For example, you can use your glass bong as a vase for flowers, a candle holder, a lamp base, or a terrarium. You can also decorate it with paint, stickers, beads, or other materials to give it a new look. Just be careful not to damage the glass or expose it to high temperatures.

How to Dispose of Your Glass Bong

If your glass bong is broken, cracked, chipped, or otherwise unusable, you might want to dispose of it instead of recycling it. However, you should not just toss it in the trash or dump it somewhere, as this can be dangerous for the environment and for anyone who might come across it. Here are some ways you can dispose of your glass bong safely and properly:

  • Recycle it.

    Yes, you can still recycle your glass bong even if it’s broken, as long as it’s made of regular glass and not pyrex or heat-resistant glass. You can check with your local recycling center if they accept glass items and how they want them prepared. Usually, you will need to remove any labels, rinse and dry the glass, and place it in a separate container from other recyclables. You might also need to break the glass into smaller pieces and wrap them in paper or plastic to prevent injuries.

  • Return it.

    Some retailers or manufacturers of glass bongs offer disposal options for their customers who want to get rid of their old products. You can contact the place where you bought your glass bong and see if they have such a service. They might take back your glass bong for free or for a small fee, and either recycle it or dispose of it for you.

  • Bury it.

    If none of the above options work for you, you can always bury your glass bong somewhere where no one will find it or dig it up. You can choose a secluded spot in your backyard, in the woods, or on a hike. Just make sure you clean the glass bong first and wrap it securely in several layers of paper or plastic. Then dig a deep hole and place the wrapped glass bong inside. Cover it with soil and leave no trace behind.

What is a Recycler Bong?

If you are thinking of getting a new glass bong, you might want to consider a recycler bong. A recycler bong is a type of bong that has two chambers connected by a tube. The smoke and water travel from the bottom chamber to the top chamber and back again, creating a continuous cycle of filtration and cooling. This results in a smoother, cleaner, and more flavorful smoke, as well as less water loss and splashback.

Here’s how a recycler bong works:

  1. Once your glass bong is filled with water and your bowl is loaded, light up your herb or tobacco.
  2. The smoke then travels into the bottom chamber where it mixes with the water for filtration.
  3. The smoke is pulled upstream into the second chamber where some of the water is pulled through to act as a pool where the smoke is filtered once again (or recycled.)
  4. The smoke then exits the bong through the mouthpiece, while the water drains back into the bottom chamber through the tube, ready for another cycle.

Recycler bongs come in various shapes, sizes, and designs, so you can find one that suits your style and budget. They are also easy to use and maintain, as long as you change the water regularly and clean the glass parts with alcohol and salt.


Whether you want to recycle or dispose of your glass bong, there are many options available for you to do so safely and responsibly. You can donate, sell, or repurpose your glass bong if it’s still in good condition, or recycle, return, or bury it if it’s broken or unusable. You can also check out recycler bongs if you are looking for a new glass bong that offers a smoother and more enjoyable smoking experience.

We hope this blog post has been helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Happy smoking!