Green, brown and clear glass bottles and jars can be placed in kerbside recycling bins provided by most councils. Some councils will also accept other colours – contact your council for more information.
Please take care not to deliberately shatter glass bottles and jars when you place them in the recycling bin. While most bottles and jars will break during collection and transportation, the pieces are more likely to be larger and more easily sorted if the bottle is still intact when you put it in your bin.
For more interesting facts on glass, download our glass fact sheet.