Glass is easily recycled into new bottles and jars, saving energy and raw materials. New uses are also being developed, such as for road aggregate. It cannot be recycled in the kerbside recycling bins as it breaks and shards of glass contaminate the newspapers so they can't be recycled. Please make every effort to take all glass bottles and jars to the glass banks around the Borough.
Please recycle all glass jars and bottles at the glass banks. There are banks for green, brown and blue glass in one bank and clear glass in another bank. Please avoid using glass banks at night to minimise noise nuisance to neighbouring properties. Many sites have a rubbish bin for bags and boxes; if there is not one, please take them home with you. Remove lids. Metal jar and bottle lids can go in the blue top bins at home. Only glass jars and bottles can be put in the recycling banks. Other sorts of glass must not go in because they are different and cannot be recycled together. Window glass, drinking glasses, light bulbs, pyrex and glass cookware, spectacles, fluorescent tubes and any other glass must not be put in a glass bank.
We make every effort to maintain recycling bank sites in a clean and tidy condition. Please report any problems to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01329 236100.