Recycling doesn't have to be a pane (in the glass)
Can I recycle glass?
Yes, many types of glass can be recycled, either via kerbside collection schemes, bottle banks or local recycling centres.
How should I recycle glass?
- Glass containers such as bottles and jars should be cleaned and any tops or corks removed before recycling.
- When using bottle banks, put the glass in the correct bank for clear, green or brown glass. Blue glass goes in with green glass.
- Only use bottle banks during the day - the sound of smashing bottles can make a real racket which disturbs people who live nearby!
- Remember not to litter the area around the bottle bank with your empty bags and boxes.
What else can I do with it?
- If a bottle is returnable it is better to return it, rather than to recycle it. For example, if your milk bottle came from the milkman, make sure he gets it back!
- Glass jars and containers are perfect for storing food and last for years
- Wine bottles can be used as vases or candlesticks
- Use clear bottles as a kid's money bank
- Keep small jars to store loose change, seeds, paperclips or screws and nails
What Can Be Recycled?
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