Bottles… bottles and even more bottles! They all belong in the mixed recycling bin – whether they are cleaning product bottles, drinks bottles, shampoo and shower gel bottles, milk bottles or glass bottles – they can all be recycled.
Can glass go in dry mixed recycling?
Although it sounds a bit more confusing than just recycling, dry mixed recycling or DMR is simply just waste which is free from contaminants, such as food or garden waste. This particular type can include glass, plastic, paper, cardboard etc., and is one of the most common forms of recycling.
Can you put any glass in recycling bin?
Household product glass such as mirrors and light bulbs cannot be recycled and should be disposed of in general waste. For safety purposes, any broken glass should be placed in a cardboard box and taped closed with “broken glass” written on the box.
What mixes in recycling?
“Mixed recycling” means that the items you normally sort into the blue and green-lidded recycling bins (paper/cardboard and glass/metal/plastic) can be disposed of together.
Does plastic and glass go together?
Plastic. Plastic can be mixed with metal and glass recyclables, but never with paper recyclables. Place plastic items in clear, untinted bags or blue-labeled recycling bins with a tight-fitting lid.
Do glass jars go in the recycle bin?
The recycling bins accept the following items: • Plastics with the recycling symbol 1-7 (excluding Polystyrene) • Plastic bags • Paper and cardboard • Glass jars and bottles • Metal food cans and foil • Beverage containers Sorting of materials is not required.
What is done with recycled glass?
At the glass processing plants, recycled glass is further cleaned and sorted to spec, then resold to the glass container manufacturing companies for remelting into new food and beverage containers.
How do you dispose glass?
Dispose of the glass
Carefully wrap the glass (and bread) up in the sheets of newspaper or close the lid of the cardboard box. Tape it closed. Put the whole lot into a plastic bag, along with the rubber gloves, and tie the bag closed. Make sure you use a bin bag for this, as carrier bags have small holes.