Glass Collection

Glass Collection

To extend the life of your bag and to avoid deterioration from sunlight and the weather, please store your bag under cover. Please note glass will only be collected from the kerbside in the bags that we supply.

Need more bags?

Did you know that you can put out up to 4 bags? You can order more bags using the Bag Request Form (maximum of four per household).

Red-lidded glass bin

Red-lidded binYou can now purchase the use of a 140l red-lidded glass bin for a one-off administration and delivery charge of £21. In order to obtain a bin you will need to pay first and you can do this by calling the contact centre on 0115 917 7777.

How does the scheme work?

Your glass bag/red-lidded bin is emptied on a 4 weekly cycle and can be used to store all types of glass bottles and jars.

All colours can be mixed together, there is no need to separate.

Please remove any lids and rinse out before placing in the bag.

Put your bag/red-lidded bin out on your relevant collection day, by 7am.

 

 What can be recycled using the kerbside glass bag

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Beer bottles

Light bulbs

Glass bottles

Broken glass

Wine bottles

Drinks glasses

Spirit bottles

Spectacles

Sauce bottles

Window glass

Jam jars

Pyrex

Pickle jars

China

Medicine bottles

Fluorescent tubes

Beer bottles

Light bulbs

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.

 


Contact

Recycling
tel: 0115 917 7777