Glass bottles and jars recycling - Planet Ark Recycling Near You

Glass Bottles and Jars

Glass is made from three raw materials: sand, soda ash and limestone. Recycling your glass bottles and jars can help conserve these materials.

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Glass Bottles and Jars

What Type of Glass is Recyclable?

Glass bottles and jars can be recycled via your kerbside collection. Drinking glasses, ceramics, plate glass (window panes) and oven-proof glass and pyrex cannot be recycled via your kerbside recycling services. This is because;

  • they are toughened glass and melt at a higher temperature than normal glass bottles and jars
  • As little as 15 grams of this non-acceptable glass per tonne can result in one tonne of valuable glass going to landfill

Source: VISY

How to prepare glass bottles and jars for recycling

  • Remove lids or caps, but no need to remove paper labels.
  • Rinse jars and empty bottles. To conserve water, wash bottles and jars in used dishwater or in a bucket with other recyclables
  • Ensure that the bottles and jars are empty and dry

Source: VISY