Glass and contamination

From 1 July, glass will be collected in a separate bin for the whole district so it can be recycled into new bottles.

ONLY glass bottles and glass jars go in the glass recycling bin.   

It is not necessary to remove labels or metal neck rings from glass bottles and jars before putting them in the blue glass bin. No lids. 

Any other type of glass (like heatproof glass, Pyrex, drinking glasses and window glass) has to go in the rubbish because they would cause flaws in the new glass bottles.

A small amount of contamination can stop everyone’s glass being recycled, so it’s really important we all do our bit to make glass recycling successful.  

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