Usful Glass

We started Ūsful Glassworks with a simple mission in mind.

Help our environment & our community

Each year, we recycle over 100,000 glass bottles into functional glassware. We also serve our community by providing job and vocational training to the underserved.

Usful Glassworks is a 501c3 non-profit, on a mission. With your help and your support, we’re making Boise and the world a better place – one bottle and one person at a time.

Each Ūsful product you purchase is made, packaged & shipped by hand

No matter if it’s our classic glassware, a hurricane vase, a planter or a custom order - we take great pride in the products we produce and the people that create them. In making these beautiful products, our job training participants learn the value of hard work, accountability, and meticulous attention to detail.

We’ve got a little something for everyone

We love to create beautiful, functional products like glasses, carafes, planters, votive holders and much more out of the recycled glassware we save from the landfill. Choose from multiple sizes, colors, specialty items, as well as custom etched orders.

Even Better the Second Time


Bottles cut since we started


Participants have received job training


of job training graduates find jobs

Watch the Ūsful glassworks transformation