Glass recycling – who are the players, where do we drop off, do we
take labels off (we don’t) & why can’t windscreens and tempered
glass be recycled.
Why shouldn’t I throw away glass? Well, when you recycle one glass bottle, you save enough energy to power a fluorescent light for seven hours! How impactful is that?
♻️ Recyclable Glass:
Soft Drink, Juice & Water Bottles
Beer & Cider Bottles
Wine & Liquor Bottles
Food & Sauce Jars
Clear Drinking Glasses
❌ These items are non-recyclable as they have different properties and ingredients to packaging glass.
Automotive & Tempered Glass
Mirrors & Window Glass
Light Bulbs & Crystal Glass
Ceramics & Ovenware
🥛Steps to Recycling:
- Remove Lids & Caps
- Rinse and Dry Jar or Bottle (if possible, and you're not going through a drought!)
- Find out if the item is Returnable
- Find a Glass Drop-Off Point near you (see below)
- Show your Family & Friends how to Recycle Glass
Did you know that if your recycling is collected by a Recycling Collector or the Municipality, and/or if you mix your glass with the rest of your recyclables - then this will be MANUALLY sorted between the various recyclable waste types - hence do NOT include broken glass.
Drop-Off Points to look out for:
♻️ Glass Banks (Normally Green Bins)
🏢 Municipal Drop-Off Points
🏭 Buy-Back Centres
🏫 Selected Schools, Shopping Centre and Filling Stations
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