Renfrewshire Council


Most glass bottles and jars can be recycled. These items can go into your blue bin bin or brought along to one of our recycling points.

How should I recycle glass?

  • Bottles and jars should be rinsed to remove any residue.
  • Corks should be removed - natural corks can be home composted.
  • At 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 and disturb people who live nearby.
  • Remember not to litter the area around the bottle bank with your empty bags and boxes.

Are there glass items I cannot recycle in my blue bin?

Yes, these items include:

  • Window panes
  • Light bulbs
  • Glass ovenware such as Pyrex
  • Glass electrical items. 

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.

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