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Glass Recycling

Glass Recycling - Pink Week

use it! rinse it! box it!

Simply rinse your empty glass bottles or jars put in yellow recycling box. Position your box at the edge of your property, separate from your rubbish, by 7am on your collection day

Glass you can recycle in your box:

Glass you can recycle

Please rinse these items before recycling - but why?

Yes All colour glass bottles (e.g. beer, wine, spirit)
Yes All colour glass jars (e.g. jam, cook-in sauce, baby food)
Yes Broken glass bottles and jars
   
No Flat sheet glass & mirrors
No Windows (any size) and window frames
No Windscreens
No Drinking glasses
Alternative: donate for reuse
No Pyrex

 

It's all just glass isn't it?

Your common glass jar or wine bottle is what’s known as container glass or soda-lime glass. Other glass items, like drinking glass or windows have additional additives such as borosilicate to make them more temperature-resistant or easier to see through.  The additives mean that different types of glass have different melting points, the recycling facility operates to the melting temperature of container glass and so other glass will not melt.  This can therefore cause flaws in new glass bottles and jars meaning they cannot be used.  Learn more...

 

Lost your recycling box?

yellow box

Lost, need or want additional recycling boxes?

You can order one for free, with free delivery via our online shop:

www.castlepoint.gov.uk/shop

 

Download a guide on glass recycling:

Glass - how to...[pdf] 211KB

 

What happens to your glass?