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
- Where does my recycling go?