Glass recycling saves energy, CO2 and raw materials.
We couldn’t make glass 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.
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 recycled is broken down and used in the construction industry.
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Glass bottles and jars
How our Glass Recycling service works
The glass is collected from outside your business.
All materials for glass recycling are then taken to our depot where they are sorted at our award-winning sack-sorting facility, the Sacktory®.
Once sorted, the glass is washed, colour sorted, and the caps are removed (and recycled).
Glass is turned back into glass containers, over and over again. (Meanwhile, glass that finds its way into dry mixed recycling sacks is crushed and recycled into aggregate, which is used in construction.)
Not all glass can be recycled and we are often asked why drinking glasses can’t be recycled. As drinking glasses (and some other glass products) are made from toughened glass, they have a higher melting point which makes recycling problematic.
Just as broken and damaged glasses, these are sen to build roads and buildings.
In the end, recycling glass is always beneficial - and ensure that nothing goes to landfill!
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!
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A glass bottle made in our time will take more than 4,000 years to decompose.
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