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Drinking glasses

Recycle at home

Can drinking glasses be recycled at home?

Most drinking glasses can’t be recycled using the same process used for common glass bottles and jars, which means they can’t be collected to be recycled together.

Please place any broken drinking glasses inside your bag or bin for non-recyclable waste, remembering first to wrap them safely. You can use old newspaper or kitchen roll, or double-bag them, to ensure our collection crews aren’t harmed when collecting them.

Alternatively, you can recycle broken drinking glasses at your local recycling centre with hardcore and rubble, which will be used as building materials for construction projects.

If you have any drinking glasses you no longer want but are in a good condition, why not consider taking them to a local charity shop so that others may benefit from them?

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