Business Waste and Recycling Services

Glass Recycling

Available as 140L, 240L bin collection
Available as 140L, 240L bin collection

Easy glass recycling

Glass recycling saves energy, CO2 and raw materials. What's better? Glass bottles and jars are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without any loss in purity or quality.

We couldn’t make glass and glass bottle recycling easier for you - simply rinse and place your glass in dedicated glass recycling bins that we provide. We collect and give your old bottles a fresh purpose in life.

Once at our recycling facilities, we sort and process glass into recyclable and non-recyclable.

Once the recycled glass has been approved, ones are sent for further cleaning before they're melted and recycled back into new bottles and jars .

Any glass that can’t be used in the glass recycling process is broken down and used in the UK construction industry.

✔︎ Chuck it in
✘ Please keep it out
  • Glass bottles and jars

  • Wine bottles

  • Drinking glasses

  • Broken glass

  • Bottle tops

A glass bottle made in our time will take more than 4,000 years to decompose.


Easy switch from your current business waste provider
Flexible business waste and recycling collections up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week
Amazing support available 24/7/365 from our specialist commercial waste collection team
Zero-to-landfill, with all non-recyclable business waste sent to generate Green energy.
Service Extras, like compliance certificates, weighing and data, and posters.
Responsible processing of materials in our award-winning facility

Can all drinking glasses be recycled?

Not all glass can be recycled and we are often asked why we do not offer recycled drinking glasses as a service.

Drinking glasses (and some other glass products) are made from toughened glass, they have a higher melting point which makes recycling problematic.

Where does the other glass bottle recycling go?

These toughened drinking glasses are recycled in the same way as broken glass. This type of glass is used to build roads and buildings. First Mile also offers mixed recycling services that include glass.

Using technology to provide the best glass recycling in the UK

First Mile is proud to provide one of the best glass recycling services in the UK, recycling all types of glass efficiently using the latest recycling technology.

Using modern waste management and specialist glass recycling techniques to provide high quality glass recycling services for any enterprise which deals with glass.

In the end, recycling glass is always beneficial - and ensure that nothing goes to landfill!

First Mile: One of the UKs leading glass recycling companies

As one of the UK’s leading glass recycling companies, our team can discuss your glass recycling needs and advise on which glass materials can be recycled. Contact our Customer Success Team today!

Set up a Glass Recycling service

If you're a current First Mile customer, please order through the Customer Portal.

40 × Sacks

Order sacks and we'll deliver next working day. Then place them outside for collection at the times you choose below.

Please select at least one day for collection
Please select a date to start collections
Please select a date in the future
Please enter a valid UK postcode

Easy. Smart. Green.

You're one step away from a cheaper, greener recycling service.