Glass Collection

Glass is one of the most widely recycled material in the UK, it can be recycled indefinitely as it does not degrade during the process, so it’s no wonder that many food manufacturers are rejecting plastic containers and going back to glass packaging.

Glass recycling has a positive impact on British businesses as it’s estimated that 500 jobs are created for every 100,000 tonnes of glass collected for recycling. If we as a country recycled all the glass we currently throw away, it would create 7,500 new jobs overnight.

How is glass recycled?

Once collected, glass is sorted by colour and washed to remove any impurities. The glass is then crushed and melted, then moulded into new products such as bottles and jars. Waste glass may also be used for alternative purposes such as brick manufacture or decorative uses.

Benefits of glass recycling for businesses

Glass recycling has a positive impact on British businesses as it’s estimated that 500 jobs are created for every 100,000 tonnes of glass collected for recycling. If we as a country recycled all the glass we currently throw away, it would create 7,500 new jobs overnight.

Glass Recycling facts:

  • The energy saved from recycling 1 glass bottle is enough to power a light bulb for 4 hours.
  • Glass bottles and jars produced in the UK have an average recycled content of 30%, green bottles, however, contain as much as 90%.
  • The largest glass furnace produces over 1 million glass bottles and jars per day.
  • Glass is 100% recyclable and can be reused over and over again.
  • Glass that is thrown into landfills will never decompose, putting a great strain on landfills with too much glass content.
  • Bottles and jars recycling saved around 385,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions over the past year, equivalent to taking more than 120,000 cars off the road.
  • The UK business sector still has a lot of work to do to recycle glass – bars, restaurants, and pubs currently throw away over 200,000 tonnes of glass every year into landfill.

Our service

When you chose our Glass collection Service, we will provide your waste transfer note (WTN) and Duty of care documents, as well as a suitable sized container, and pre-agreed collection schedule to meet your waste needs. Depending on your business we may also recommend that you take other types of waste collections such as general waste, food waste or dry mixed recycling.

We can have your bin delivered in 10 working days.

Please call us now on 03301 242 535 (local rate call) if you have any questions.