Not all glass is recyclable. Drinking glasses, window panes and Pyrex are not recyclable as they are made from a toughened glass which contains a different mix of chemicals, meaning they have a different melting point to glass bottles and jars.
- Possibly (if intact)
- Yes - empty recyclable clear, brown and green glass bottle and jars, Winchester glass bottles
- No - Pyrex, water jugs, drinking glasses, ceramic items (e.g. plates, mugs)
- Uplift required?
- If items are intact and clean they might be reusable; contact Waste Office for more information.
- If items are broken or otherwise not-reusable, box securely and place box in external General Waste container or contact Waste Office to arrange uplift.
Process (recyclable clear, brown and green glass bottles and jars)
- Check container for contents: if hazardous material is present within glass container the container must be disposed of along with contents i.e. as chemical waste.
- Remove lid, empty contents, wash out and place in Dry Mixed Recycling bin (orange lid).
- Rinse and dispose in blue/green glass caddy (normally found in kitchen and tea prep areas).