Glass recycling

All households in Rushmoor have a fortnightly collection of glass for recycling.

Glass recycling box Recycling glass bottles and jars uses a lot less energy than making them from new. It is also really easy to do.

You can use your blue box / basket or purple-wheeled bin (if you live in a flat) for all types and colours of glass bottles and jars.

Collecting your glass

We empty your glass container every fortnight at the same time as your blue recycling bin. We put the glass into a separate compartment of the recycling collection lorry. To check your collection day, use our In my area feature.

Please do not overfill your glass box, as it can make it difficult for our crews to pick up. For safety reasons, we can't collect your glass recycling if the box is too full.

If you need an extra box, please order an extra glass collection box. Delivery is currently three to four weeks.

Report a missed glass collection

If we didn't empty your glass box when it was due to be emptied, please use our form:

Report a missed glass collection This link opens in a new browser window

We cannot recycle

  • Pyrex or broken glass - carefully wrap it and put it in your rubbish bin
  • Drinking glasses - carefully wrap and put them in your rubbish bin
  • Light bulbs - you can recycle energy efficient light bulbs and fluorescent tubes at your local household waste recycling centre . You can put LED light bulbs into a carrier bag and place out with small electrical items for recycling. Please place this bag on the lid of your blue or green bin (do not place inside your bin or your glass box)
  • Lids - you can leave metal lids on. Please remove any plastic lids or corks and put them in your rubbish bin

If you need a new or extra glass collection box

If you don't have a glass box, or you would like more than one, you can order one for free, by filling in our form below:

Order a larger or extra recycling bin, or glass box This link opens in a new browser window 

Delivery is currently three to four weeks.

Other ways to recycle your glass

You can also take glass to the many bottle banks across Rushmoor. Please see our bottle banks and recycling points page for more information.

 
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