Kerbside glass collection
You can collect a new or additional glass box from the Council Offices between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.
Every house in the borough has a green plastic box so you can recycle your glass bottles and jars. The glass collected is sent to a reprocessing plant in the UK, where it is then used to make new bottles and jars.
Please don't dispose of glass bottles or jars in your grey waste bin. Grey bins containing glass bottles or jars will not be emptied until they have been removed.
Items such as drinking glasses, light bulbs, glass panes, lead crystal glass, glass ovenware and any non-glass items should not be placed in the box.
Broken glass should not be put in your box, this should be wrapped up and placed in your grey waste bin.
Make sure you don't overfill your green box as it will not be emptied.
Your glass box should be placed next to your green recycling bin by 7am on your recycling collection day. Please don't put bottles or jars out for collection in any other container, they won't be collected as they could be dangerous for our bin collection teams.
All bottles and jars should be rinsed out and any corks or tops removed.
If you live in a flat or a maisonette and share waste and recycling bins with your neighbours, you will have a communal bin for glass, which will be emptied on the same day as the recycling bins.
Do you have a lot of glass bottles and jars?
We are unable to deliver recycling containers at this time. We will update this page when we are able to take these orders.
You can now get a glass bin as an alternative to a box if you have lots of bottles and jars to recycle.
The 140 litre red bins will cost £28.15 and can be ordered by calling us on 01256 844844.
The bin will be emptied every two weeks on the same day as your green bin is emptied.
Missed glass box/bin collection
If you think your glass box or bin has been missed, please check the following:
- When your glass is due to be collected.
- Was your bin placed on the edge of your property by 7am on your collection day?
- Check online if there was a problem with your collection.
Please do not report a missed bin collection until after 6pm. Collections are from 7am to 6pm on the day of your collection, there is no set time during this period.
If you have an enquiry about recycling, send a message to the Waste and Recycling Team