Glass recycling box
Kerbside collections of glass containers restarted on Monday 27 April
- Your first collection will take place on your first scheduled collection day on or after this date.
- For most people glass is collected on the same day as your blue bin.
- Collections will be made fortnightly.
- Download your collection calendar
We appreciate that you have been helping us by storing your glass at home. Please continue to do so where possible.
- Do not overfill your box.
- Additional glass presented in your own containers will not be collected.
- Ensure your glass box is presented at the kerbside by 7am on your collection day.
- Look out for your neighbours and check they are able to put their box out.
- If we have been unable to collect your glass (eg: the whole street has been missed for access issues), please leave your box out and we will return as soon as we can.
- Order a new or replacement box
What goes in your red box?
Your 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
- Pyrex dishes
- Sheet glass / greenhouse / window glass
- 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.
- Your glass box will be emptied every fortnight.
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.