Glass Collection

Information about glass collections.
Glass bags

Broxtowe Borough Council Glass bag


Glass is collected on a four week cycle using a Broxtowe Borough Council glass bag.

You can have up to four glass bags at your property.

Only glass in Broxtowe Borough Council's glass bags will be collected. You can order additional bags using our Additional Bin Request Form (Opens in a New Window).




We will not collect your glass if

It is in a bag which is not the branded Broxtowe Borough Council glass bag you are given. Some examples include but are not limited to:

  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Plastic containers/boxes
  • Buckets
  • Cardboard boxes

Damaged Broxtowe glass bagIf your Broxtowe Borough Council glass bag is damaged it may not be collected.

Red-lidded glass bin

Red-lidded bin

You can also purchase the use of a 140L red-lidded glass bin for a one-off administration and delivery charge of £34.

You can order a bin using the Additional Bin Request Form (Opens in a New Window).






Other ways to recycle glass

You can also take your glass to a Household Recycling Site.

What can be recycled using the kerbside glass bag

What can and cannot be recycled for the Glass Collections
Yes Please No Thank you

Beer bottles

Light bulbs

Glass bottles

Broken glass

Wine bottles

Drinks glasses

Spirit bottles


Sauce bottles

Window glass

Jam jars


Pickle jars


Medicine bottles

Fluorescent tubes

What happens to the glass? 

The glass collected from your house will be taken to the Council's Work depot at Kimberley. The material is then bulked and taken to the glass processor.  

The glass will then be recycled into more bottles and jars or it is used as an aggregate for road building.

tel: 0115 917 7777