Glass Bottles
Can it be recycled?

Glass bottles and jars

widely recycled

Yes, many types of glass can be recycled, either via kerbside collection schemes, bottle banks or local recycling centres.

Can it be recycled: near your postcode?

How should I recycle glass?

  • Glass containers such as bottles and jars should be cleaned and any tops or corks removed before recycling.
  • When using bottle banks, put the glass in the correct bank for clear, green or brown glass. Blue glass goes in with green glass.
  • Only use bottle banks during the day - the sound of smashing bottles can make a real racket which disturbs people who live nearby!
  • Remember not to litter the area around the bottle bank with your empty bags and boxes.

You can't recycle: window panes, light bulbs, glass ovenware or electrical equipment. Dispose of these carefully with your normal household waste.

What else can I do with it?

Return it!

  • If a bottle is returnable it is better to return it, rather than to recycle it. For example, if your milk bottle came from the milkman, make sure he gets it back!