Glass recycling

We’re expanding our kerbside recycling service to include a glass collection every eight weeks.

The majority of houses in the district will receive a 140L black wheeled bin with a teal coloured lid to use for glass recycling at home. Glass bins will be delivered to homes that have individual household bins, and have not opted out, from Monday 1 February until the end of March. When your bin arrives, please take it in off the footpath as soon as possible and put your house number on it. 

Personalised collection calendars for 2021-22 will arrive with Council Tax letters in March, ahead of collections starting in April. You can also check your collection dates on our bin days lookup.

With your help we can improve the environment by increasing the amount we recycle and reducing the amount of glass that goes to landfill or incineration.

If your household has a glass recycling bin, please ensure that it is out from 6am on your collection day. Note your glass collection day may be different to your general waste (green) and mixed recycling (blue) service. 

What can go in the glass recycling bin

You can put glass bottles or jars of any colour in your new bin as long as they are clean and empty. Please remove lids.

We cannot accept any other kind of glass, such as Pyrex, mirrors, drinking glasses or lightbulbs. Please do not contaminate your glass recycling bin with general household waste, or put glass in your blue recycling bin. If this happens, you would have to remove the items and wait for your next collection or pay a service charge for us to return.

Communal bins and bottle banks

In flats and complexes where communal waste and recycling bins are used, a glass recycling communal bin will be provided.

There are a small number of properties that cannot have a glass recycling bin. Instead, residents will be signposted to their nearest bottle bank. We will also be providing additional bottle banks in suitable locations to make it as easy as possible for the affected household to recycle glass.

Collection reminders

Never miss a collection by signing up for free collection reminder emails. You will receive an email the day before your collection is due to let you know which coloured bin to put out.

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