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?

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.
  • 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.