Renfrewshire Council

Glass

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.

Share this page:

Related articles