Glass recycling box

What goes in your glass box?

Red recycling containerYour kerbside box is for the collection of glass bottles and jars.


  • Wine bottles
  • Cooking sauce jars
  • Jam jars
  • Beer bottles
  • Coffee jars
  • Ketchup bottles
  • Baby food jars


  • Light bulbs
  • Drinking glasses
  • Spectacles
  • Pyrex dishes
  • Sheet glass / greenhouse / window glass
  • Crockery
  • Tea-light candle holders
  • Broken glass

Using your glass recycling box

  • Remove wine bottle corks and jar lids. These cannot be recycled as part of this service so put these in your grey bin.
  • Rinse glass bottles and jars to remove food and drink residue.
  • Place items straight into your box. Do not use carrier bags or bin liners.
  • Do not fill your box too full.
  • Additional glass presented in your own containers will not be collected.
  • Your glass box will be emptied every fortnight.
  • Ensure your glass box is presented at the kerbside by 6:30am on your collection day.
  • Order a new or replacement box

Recycling other glass items

  • Ceramic ornaments or glass dishes in good condition can be donated to a local charity shop.
  • Broken crockery can be recycled in the rubble skip at Stobhill Household Waste Recycling Centre. 
  • Broken glass and mirrors should be placed in your grey bin for disposal.

Why is my neighbour's box red and mine is green or grey?

  • We now buy kerbside boxes made from recycled materials, rather than virgin plastic. Red boxes are available but these are only made from virgin plastic. To continue to buy red boxes would mean using raw materials, and due to global economics this is more expensive.

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