Glass Bottles and Jars

Recycling glass bottles

Please put any glass bottles and jars in the glass recycling containers.

  • Remove any lids
  • Rinse if there are food residues

Benefits of Recycling Glass

Glass can be recycled indefinitely as its structure does not deteriorate when reprocessed.

If recycled glass is used to make new bottles and jars, the energy needed in the furnace is greatly reduced. There is no shortage of the materials used, but they do have to be quarried from our landscape, so there are environmental advantages to recovering and recycling glass.

For every tonne of recycled glass used, 1.2 tonnes of raw materials are preserved. (Source:  Waste Online)