Kerbside glass collection
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. If you lose your box, or would like an additional one, you can order free online.
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?
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 £27.33 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.
- If your box/bin was put out on the correct day and by 7am, check our bin service updates webpage.
- The status of your collection.
If you have an enquiry about recycling, send a message to the Waste and Recycling Team