Glass

Glass recycling has been common place since the 70's saving millions of tons of glass from being landfilled every year. Due to it's structure, glass does not deteriorate when reprocessed meaning 100% of the waste can be reclaimed. Recycling glass not only reduces the demand on raw materials but also requires less energy than creating it anew.

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How is it collected?

Glass is most commonly collected in bins as part of a scheduled collection. 240L wheelie bins are the most common, but 360L and 660L wheelie bins can also be considered where the volume created on site is higher. For industrial volumes such as glazing firms, smaller skips can be used.

Where does it go?

Glass is sorted at the recycling plant into the three main colours clear, green and brown. Each is then separately cleaned and screened before being sent on to a glass factory where it is smelted and reshaped into new glass products. In the UK, we have a surplus of green bottles used for wine so these are exported to other nations for use again.

How much does it cost?

Recycling glass can seriously reduce your spend on general waste due to its weight and size. It is cheap to recycle in comparison to a general waste collection, which can save businesses using glass in manufacture a huge amount of money over time.