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Glass Recycling.

Currently over 600,000 tonnes of used glass gets thrown away every year, with most of it ending up in landfill.

Glass and glassware is one of the few materials that retain all its qualities no matter how often it is recycled. It is therefore important to recycle and reuse as many, if not all glass bottles and jars that are used in the pubs, clubs and restaurants as well as our homes. Flat glass, used in buildings and vehicle windscreens, can also be recycled. We are based in the West Midlands, near Birmingham, but offer a nationwide glass recycling service.

Domestic waste glass (known as cullet) is easy to recycle. The UK currently recycles around 50% of container glassware (like bottles and jars) and whilst this figure has doubled over the last five years it still lags behind other countries.

Glass is usually collected in ‘bottle banks’ at recycling centres or as part of our kerbside waste / trash collection.  However, there is still more we can all do, such as remembering to recycle our clear jars (pasta sauce jars and jam jars) which are often forgotten and just thrown in the garbage.

The UK business sector still has a lot of work to do to recycle glass – bars, restaurants and pubs currently throw away 600,000 tonnes of used glass every year, with most of it ending up in landfill.

If you are a business that produces waste glass and are looking for a recycling company to help you achieve this Waste Check can help.

We offer a 240 litre wheelie bin service or skip hire service to many commercial premises and public houses/restaurants, across the UK.  Keeping your recyclable waste out of the general waste stream can also help you save money, we offer reduced rates for all recyclable waste materials segregated at source and this includes glass.

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