Glass waste collection is for households which produce the most common form of glass waste: bottles and jars. Since you are likely to buy food and drinks that have glass containers each week, you will likely consistently produce this type of waste.


Glass can be recycled which is why it is important to separate it from your general waste – especially because if the glass breaks it could rip your bin bags. It cannot, however, be put into your dry mixed recycling and you will need an alternative bin. 


What CAN be put into your glass waste collection bin:

  • Glass bottles of any colour such as wine, beer, spirits
  • Jars of any colour such as jam, sauces, baby food
  • Non-food bottles such as fragrances, aftershave, other beauty products
  • Modern lightbulbs

What CAN’T be put into your glass waste collection bin:

  • Glass cookware such as Pyrex, microwave plates
  • Drinking glasses (because they contain added chemicals)
  • Ceramics such as crockery
  • Vases
  • Nail polish bottles
  • Mirrors


Some types of glass such as drinking glasses do not melt at the same temperature as bottles and jars. If they were to be recycled with the bottles and jars it could cause the newly produced containers from being rejected because of their structural integrity.


Unfortunately, glass which is contaminated by food produce will likely be rejected for recycling. As such, you should wash out your glass jars and bottles before putting them into your glass waste bin.


Recycling bottles and jars save around 385,000 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions each year, which is equivalent to taking more than 120,000 cars off the road. So it is very important that you recycle your glass waste.


If you choose to use our glass bin collection service, we will provide you with a new bin specifically for this type of waste unless you already have one and do not require a new one.