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Glass recycling

How to recycle glass

You can recycle your clean, empty glass:

  • using your Parish household glass collection (all Parishes except St. Helier). You will need to provide your own glass recycling bin. Please check what containers are suitable with your Parish Hall. Only put glass in your glass bin. If your glass bin contains things that aren't glass, your bin may not be emptied 

What can and can't go in the glass recycling

Before recycling any glass, please remember to
  • rinse all glass bottles and jars
  • remove corks, caps or lids
  • remove plastic labels (paper labels can be left on)
​Glass bottles
​Plastic bags
​Glass jars
​Broken glass
​Ceramics/crockery (cups, plates, etc.)*
​Electrical/electronic goods*

​General rubbish

* these items should not be thrown away with your general rubbish and should be taken to the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre at La Collette.

If you use your glass bin for items that are not glass, your parish may not empty your glass bin. You will need to remove the items that are not glass before putting it out for the next collection.

Why glass must not go in the rubbish bin

Please do not throw glass away in your general rubbish.

Glass cannot be processed at the Energy from Waste facility as it will melt, cool and then set and must be manually removed to prevent severe mechanical problems.

How is glass recycled?

Glass for recycling is collected separately and is taken to La Collette.  It is crushed and screened to produce a building material.  Most of the glass is used in the ongoing construction of the reclamation site. It is used as a drainage layer to control the water flow of the site.  Glass is ideal for this application and it is used instead of other aggregates.  If glass wasn't available, other building material would have to be purchased.

Glass can only be recycled if it is free from all other materials such as plastic bags. 


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