Glass Frequently Asked Questions

Glass Frequently Asked Questions2017-01-26T13:57:58+00:00
Would you provide LEED documentation for any green project incorporating your glass?2015-10-13T03:17:17+00:00

Absolutely. We frequently provide architects of green projects letters that describe the source of the glass, its recycled nature, and the LEED credits that are often eligible for a given project. Don‘t hesitate to request a letter.

What are the suggested uses for the glass?2017-01-26T13:57:59+00:00

Terrazzo floors, decorative concrete, concrete counter tops, terrazzo wall panels, tilt-up wall panels, decorative concrete walls, terrazzo tiles, pavers, tiles, paver sand, ashtray sand, landscaping mulch, garden glass, garden paths, garden accents, zen gardens, xeriscaping, “zero scaping”, stepping stones, rock gardens, water features, fountains, aquarium decor, aquarium gravel, aquarium accents, swimming pool plastering, non-skid decks, glassphalts, floral arrangements, wedding centerpieces, table center pieces, window displays, merchandise, displays, fire places, fire pits, fire glass, decorative gravel, ballast roof, green roof.

Do you ship internationally?2017-01-26T13:57:59+00:00

Yes. Please call or email us to make delivery and payment arrangements. Our shopping cart does not allow international orders to be taken, so we‘ll have to do that in person for you. All international shipments must be pre-paid. We can either take an order directly or we can provide you an estimate for both the glass and shipping to your destination.

Can I get some samples in advance of an order?2015-10-13T03:16:28+00:00

Absolutely. We‘ll send 3-4 sample packets in roughly 2″x3″ Ziploc-type bags of a given color and size to you for free. A sample kit for the terrazzo glass, tumbled landscape glass, fire pit, or jellybean is available for purchase for $7.00 each plus shipping and handling. Just call or email us with (1) which sample kit you need, (2) how many, and (3) where it‘s to be shipped.

Is your glass recycled?2017-01-26T13:57:59+00:00

Absolutely. ASG Glass products are 100% recycled. That is, had our company not purchased and processed the glass used in our products, it would have been discarded in a local landfill. We receive recycled post-consumer glass bottles from various domestic sources including material recycling facilities (MRFs) in Park City, Los Angeles, the Intermountain West, and other locations along the West Coast. We also receive recycled post-industrial glass window scraps and furnace cleanouts from various window and glass product manufacturers in the Salt Lake City area and the East Coast.

Some of our glass is simply ground and tumbled glass with various flaws and inconsistencies common with recycled glass. Most of our glass is re-melted and re-processed to ensure a mostly consistently colored and consistently sized end product. In all cases, the glass products we produce use waste glass feedstocks that can unquestionably be labeled 100% recycled. Depending on the application of our recycled glass products in a given project, an architect or client may claim LEED credits or “green points” for using our glass.

What is the price of the glass?2017-01-26T13:57:59+00:00

See our “Price Sheet” by clicking on the tab on the menu bar. A PDF of our pricing by color and by packaging is provided. Price is a function of color and quantity. Alternatively, pick a color, size, and quantity in the shopping cart to determine pricing. For orders over 250 lbs, we offer volume discounts. Please call us at 877.294.4222 or email us for discounts. Please call or email us for orders over 250 lbs in all cases to discuss both discounts and shipping arrangements.

How do you package and ship the glass?2015-10-13T03:15:35+00:00

We mostly package in 50 lb bags. Alternatively, we package in 1 lb, 5 lb, 10 lb, and 25 lb bags. The pricing varies by packaging. We ship via UPS and common carrier. For smaller orders and orders up to 200 lbs in size, we ship via UPS. For larger orders, we ship LTL or full-truck via SAIA, Con-Way, R&L Carriers, and others. Please call or email us for orders over 250 lbs in all cases to discuss shipping arrangements.

How much do I need?2015-10-13T03:15:14+00:00

In general, you need 7 lbs of glass per square foot for a one inch depth of glass. That is, if you want to cover a 20 square foot area with one inch of glass, you‘ll need 140 lbs. If you want to cover 20 square feet with a two inch depth, you‘ll need 280 lbs. We generally recommend a one inch depth for ground cover using size “medium”. For “large” size landscaping glass, you‘ll need 10-14 lbs per square feet given that the glass is 1 to 2 inches in size (and depth). For fire glass, a standard fire place is roughly 2 ft x 2 ft requiring 50 lbs of glass. For aquariums, we recommend 1.5 lbs per gallon. For seeding concrete counter tops or decorative concrete flatwork, we recommend 1.25 lbs per square foot (resulting in a 70-80% coverage).

What size of glass should I use for my fire pit or fireplace?2015-10-13T03:14:25+00:00

We recommend terrazzo sizes #2 and/or #3. We also recommend landscape size small and medium.

What is the difference between “terrazzo” and “landscape” glass?2015-10-13T03:13:38+00:00

Size. Terrazzo glass and landscape glass are the same glass, just in different sizes. The smaller glass is called “terrazzo” simply because it‘s Frequently Asked Questions commonly used in terrazzo floors, terrazzo concrete countertops, terrazzo tiles, and the like. The larger glass is called “landscape” simply because it‘s most commonly used as tumbled landscape glass mulch, as groundcover, as water feature accents, and the like. You‘re free to use terrazzo and landscape glass in any application you deem appropriate. Fire pit users frequently use landscape glass size small and medium as well as terrazzo glass sizes #2 and #3. Aquarium users use terrazzo glass as a gravel replacement and the landscape rocks as accents. Mix and match.