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What are types of glass that can not be recycled?

28th June 2023

In the world of recycling, it’s important to know that not all glass can be recycled. To ensure responsible waste management, it’s crucial to dispose of non-recyclable glass correctly. 

What are types of glass that can not be recycled?

Here’s a comprehensive list of glass items that should not be included in your glass recycling bin:

  • Glass mixed with other materials;
  • Decorative glass;
  • Mixed-colour glass;
  • Dirty or food-contaminated glass;
  • Ceramics or dishware;
  • Heat-resistant glass like Pyrex;
  • Window glass;
  • Mirrors;
  • Crystal;
  • Light bulbs, computer or television screens, and cathode-ray tubes: These electronic devices contain glass components that require specialised disposal methods. Please refer to local electronic recycling facilities for proper handling.

Although recycling is encouraged, it’s important to remember that not all glass waste types can be recycled. However, whenever possible, opt for recycling to minimise waste and its environmental impact.

Additionally, it’s essential to thoroughly clean and rinse any glass items before recycling them. The cleaner the glass, the better the recycling process, resulting in recycled glass products with the same strength and integrity as brand new ones.

Glass Waste Collection and Recycling

When it comes to proper management of glass waste, Affordable Waste Management is here to provide comprehensive solutions for commercial enterprises. If you require glass waste collection, disposal, and recycling services, we have you covered. Our company offers a complete cycle of glass waste management for your business, starting at just £1.14 per day.

Our services are particularly beneficial for a range of industries in the UK, including:

We also cater to electronics manufacturers dealing with television screens, computers, mirrors, and light bulbs, among others.

With Affordable Waste Management, you can trust that your glass waste will be handled efficiently and sustainably. Our team is dedicated to ensuring the proper recycling and disposal of glass materials, minimizing their impact on the environment.

Contact us today to discuss your glass waste management needs and let us provide you with reliable and cost-effective solutions 0333 015 3522 

Together, we can contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future.

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