Which glass items can be recycled?
Bottles of any colour, e.g. wine, beer, spirits
Jars, e.g. sauces, jam, baby food
Non-food bottles, e.g. perfume, aftershave, face creams
Which glass items can't be recycled?
Ceramics, e.g. crockery, earthenware
Glass cookware, e.g. Pyrex, microwave plates
Light bulbs and tubes
How to recycle glass
Empty and give a quick rinse - leftover liquid can contaminate other recyclables which may mean they aren't recycled.
Put lids and caps back on - this reduces the chance of them getting lost during the sorting process as they can be recycled separately.
Corks should be removed from bottles before they are recycled but can be home composted.
At bottle banks, blue glass goes in with green glass.
Don't put glass milk bottles into a bottle bank or in your glass recycling. If your milk is delivered in glass bottles you should always return them to your milkman.