Rubber Gloves Put in Garbage Single-Use Gloves Rubber gloves are made out of a durable material that allows them to be used repeatedly. Latex gloves, on the other hand, are single-use. Find out how to dispose of single-use gloves. Ways to Reuse Open Jars More Easily A clean, worn-out rubber glove can be stashed in a kitchen drawer or under the sink to help open jars that get stuck. Cut Up for Reuse Rubber gloves can be cut up and repurposed as rubber bands or non-slip pads. Non-slip pads can be glued to items such as brooms and mops to keep them from sliding down walls. Costume Gloves and Hand Puppets Rubber gloves can be turned into a variety of costume gloves and hand puppets. Check out these ideas to get started.