Did you know glass bottles and jars are 100% recyclable? Don’t let a good thing go to waste. That is why we want to separate glass bottles and jars from the yellow-top bins to make it better to recycle. Glass is one of the few packaging products that can be reused and recycled repeatedly without any loss in quality. Using recycled glass to make new bottles and jars uses fewer raw materials and reduces carbon emissions.
Taking glass out of the kerbside yellow-top bin recycling service makes the remaining materials more valuable. Paper, plastic, cardboard, cans and tins contaminated by glass fines are more difficult to recycle and have a lower value when sold for manufacturing than clean, uncontaminated material. As glass is made from only three natural ingredients – sand, limestone and soda ash – it doesn’t break down into harmful chemicals, making glass the most earth, ocean and animal-friendly packaging option.
Council is committed to investigating and implementing innovative waste and recycling services and has proudly partnered with the world’s leading glass recycling company Owens-Illinois (O-I). The company collects empty glass bottles and jars from designated glass recycling stations in Ipswich and processes the used glass into brand new bottles and jars.
Not all types of glass are accepted for recycling. In order to keep recyclable glass pure, it’s important that you don’t mix non-recyclable and recyclable glass types at Council’s glass collection points:
|Current Glass Collection Points Ipswich|