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Place in your Garbage Bin by CityOfTorontowaste
Broken glass is a hazard and can injure you and the collector. Please tape cardboard around the edges of broken glass. If the broken glass is from a jar or bottle please place it in your Blue Bin. If the broken glass is from a window pane or mirror please dispose of it in your Garbage BinImage source
Make into kids toys by maxwoodreuse
1. With a glass-cutter (a small metal tool the length of a ball pen, with a sharp diamond-edged wheel at one end) inscribe a straight line (maybe using a straight-edge) where you want to break off the glass.
2. Then turn the piece upside down and tap the butt of the tool along the breakline, usually works fine.
3. Sand all edges and corners of all resulting piece(s) to eliminate any chance of prick or cut accidents.
4. Anything shorter than a half-inch (too small to sand) either throw away or, if you have a lot, save in a special collection.
A. If there is a large piece damaged only at one end or corner, carefully line out and cut away enough material to leave a practical-shaped (not too elongated) rectangle (many uses). In general, avoid making any pieces twice as longer or longer than they are wide (breakage danger).
B. Smaller pieces: chop off up to a one-inch triangle from any sharp pointy projection. Once sanded, these go in a toy set for children used much as poker chips are. Make sure the pieces are small and rotund enough they won't break.
C. A long sharp spear: starting with a one-inch triangle off the end, cut successive trapezoids or rectangles.
4. A relatively big triangular piece: cut off three corners making a hexagon plus three small triangles.
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