We have had to change the way that some of our services operate to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The satisfying clinkety clink of glass bottles is a common sound when we are putting out the recycling these days. Yet whilst the UK uses nearly 2 million tonnes of glass packaging in a year, it is estimated that just less than 1 million tonnes is not currently being collected for recycling.
- Empty and rinse all glass containers.
- Put all screw caps and lids back on the bottle!
- Spray tops for perfume bottles should go in the bin.
- Glass such as Pyrex and drinking glasses melt at a different temperature to recycled glass and so shouldn’t be recycled.
- Light bulbs, mirror glass and vases should go to your nearest recycling centre.
What to recycle
- Perfume and aftershave bottles (remove any plastic).
- Face cream jars
- Bottles (from wine, beer, water, spirits – anything glass!).
- Jars for cooking sauces, jam and baby food
What not to recycle
- Glass cookware (such as Pyrex).
- Drinking glasses
- Light bulbs
- Mirror glass
- Crystal glass
- Where is the tip (recycling centre)?
- When is my bin collected?
- What to do with garden waste
- What can I do with bulky waste?
- What goes in my bin?
- My bin hasn't been collected
- Get a clinical or sharps waste collection
- Where are the recycling banks?
- Get a new/replacement bin
- Flats and communal collections
- Recycle electrical items
- Get an assisted collection
- How can I reduce my waste?
- Commercial waste collections
- Recycling card and paper
- Recycling Metal
- Recycling Glass
- Litter and litter bins
- Visit Plymouth Energy from Waste Facility and Combined Heat and Power Plant
- Where does my recycling go?