Pyrex Put in Garbage Do Not Recycle Pyrex cannot be recycled because it melts at a higher temperature than glass bottles and jars. It will contaminate a batch of glass recycling. Wrap up Pyrex before throwing it in the garbage. Wrap Up Broken Pyrex Broken glass can injure sanitation workers and trash haulers. Wrap up broken glass before disposing of it. Learn how to properly dispose of broken glass. Ways to Reuse Good Condition? Donate It Pyrex can last a long time. If you have Pyrex that’s still in good condition (i.e., no cracks or chips in the glass), don’t throw it away. Give it away or donate it to a thrift shop.