Other glass bottles belong with your RECYCLING.

Examples: Perfume, aftershave, face/body creams.  

Glass cookware (e.g. Pyrex dishes), drinking glasses, vases, ceramics, mirrors, bulbs (light and fluorescent tubes) and window glass belong in your refuse bin.

Please remember: Glass bottles must be empty before recycling. Labels and lids can be left on, but leftover liquid or food residue can make other recyclables dirty, so please empty and rinse your bottles before recycling. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.


  • Recycling a single glass bottle will save enough energy to power a laptop for half an hour.
  • More than 28 billion glass bottles and jars end up in landfills every year, which is the equivalent to the Empire State Building filling up every 3 weeks.
  • The glass recycling level in the UK saves enough energy to launch 10 space shuttle missions.
  • Glass bottles and jars can be endlessly recycled without any loss of purity or quality.