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How to recycle eclipse glasses: Where to recycle and donate your eclipse glasses now that the total solar eclipse has passed

The total solar eclipse came and went on Monday, April 8. The next major total solar eclipse won’t return to North America for another 20 years.

If you have special glasses that helped you observe this rare celestial event, here’s what you can do with them now that the eclipse is over.

Senate pages wear eclipse glasses as they view the moon partially covering the sun during a total solar eclipse on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 8, 2024, in Washington.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Astronomers without borders has been accepting donations for over 15 years. They partner with organizations where you can drop off or send your used glasses.

One of those partners includes Warby Parker, which also had an eclipse glasses giveaway program ahead of the total solar eclipse. You can find a Warby location here.

See the full list of Astronomers Without Borders partners who accept recycled eclipse glasses here.

You can also send them to Eclipse Glasses USAwhich accepts used but undamaged eclipse glasses and then reuses them for other eclipse events.

Learn more about Eclipse Glasses USA donation policy here.

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