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Glass Recycling

Glass recycling is one of the biggest growing types of recycling. At the moment, around 50% of all glass waste is recycled. But, this figure lags behind countries like Finland and Switzerland, where the figure is 90%. There is a long way to go for the UK to match that figure.

You can do your bit for the environment by having your glass waste recycled. It is a legal rule for any business that holds a license to sell alcohol to recycle all the glass it uses. The advantage of glass recycling is that glass can be recycled indefinitely because it never loses any of its quality. This makes recycling glass much cheaper and better for the environment than making glass from scratch.

Another reason for glass recycling is that in a landfill, the glass would take about 1 million years to decompose. Currently, 200,000 tonnes of glass is thrown into landfills by UK businesses every year. This needs to change.

Our glass recycling service will take care of everything. The bins we provide will be either 240 litres in capacity or 360 litres, depending on your region. We will come at a time that suits you and after every collection, you will receive a note of what was collected. This is proof that you are compliant with the law. 

  • Free 1 Hour Quote
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  • Cut Down your Waste Costs
    Reduce your heavy bin costs by recycling your glass waste
  • Separate from Mixed
    Glass recycling must be separated from Mixed recycling
  • Tailored Collections
    Weekly, fortnightly or monthly; our collections work around you
  • Nationwide Coverage
    Wherever you are; we can help you recycle your glass
  • Save up to 30%
    We could save you money on your current contract

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Types of Glass

What’s important to note about glass is that not all glass is the same. The most common type of glass is soda-lime-silica, which is used for glass bottles and jars. There are three other types of glass, all of which are re-processed differently.

  • Borosilicate glass – Used exclusively for heat-resistant equipment, such as cooking equipment.
  • Lead glass – Reserved for decorative glassware such as windows, drinking glasses, and ornaments.
  • Glass fibre – Insulation, such as glass wool, and fibre optic cabling use glass fibre. Glass fibre has also been used to form fibreglass, which has had many uses over the years.  


To get a professional, high-quality glass recycling service, fill in a free quote form or give our waste experts a call. You can be sure that you will get the best price. This is because we search the market for the best price from glass recycling providers all around the UK.

 

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