Glass is recyclable pretty much forever - throwing it away really is a waste!
You can recycle glass bottles and jars at more than 40 recycling sites across in North West Leicestershire - or on our kerbside collection service.
Glass needs to be kept from plastics, tins and cans.
To do this, please put them in the other red box (if you have more than one), if you've only got one box, just order an extra box.
Where does it go?
Your glass bottles and jars are collected from your red box at the kerbside by our crews. The glass is then emptied at our facility at Linden Way in Coalville.
Once we have 30 tonnes, our contractor Viridor collects the glass and prepares it for reprocessing into new bottles and jars at their depot in Sheffield.
The new bottles and jars are used in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
No glass is exported or processed outside of the UK.
What types of glass are recyclable?
All glass bottles and glass jars can be recycled.
Others forms of glass - such as pyrex, plate glass, mirrors etc - can't be recycled in the same way, because they have a different composition and can't go through the same process.
For example, pyrex is heat resistant and has a different melting temperature to a beer bottle. This can cause imperfections in the new glass.
I don't have space in my red box for glass
Find out more about glass recycling: Waste Watch Information Sheet.
Last updated: Fri 5 July, 2019 @ 12:36