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What are the types of glass waste in UK?

12th May 2023

Did you know that not all glass can be recycled in the same way?

Tipes of glass waste

In the UK, there are two main types of glass waste: container glass and non-container glass

tipes of glass waste
Tipes of glass waste
  • Container glass, such as bottles and jars, is the most commonly recycled type of glass in the UK. By law, all businesses that sell drinks in containers are required to have a system in place to recycle their glass waste. This means that if you run a pub, restaurant or other establishment that sells drinks in containers, you need to make sure you have a glass waste collection service in place.
  • Non-container glass, on the other hand, includes items such as mirrors, windows, and glassware. This type of glass is not accepted by most recycling facilities and needs to be handled separately. It’s important to dispose of non-container glass waste safely and legally. By law, businesses are required to take all reasonable steps to ensure that their waste is disposed of properly.

At Affordable Waste Management, we can help you with all your glass waste collection needs. Our team of experts can advise you on the best way to handle your glass waste, and we offer a range of recycling bins in different sizes to suit your business needs.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you manage your glass waste responsibly 0333 015 3522

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