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Glass

Glass Disposal

Will SUEZ accept my glass?

Green, brown and clear glass bottles and jars can be dropped off at nominated SUEZ facilities. Our Customer Service Centre on 13 13 35 will be able to direct you to your closest centre.

 

SUEZ also provides collection and recycling services for glass. Please visit this page for more information.

Recycling Alternatives

What else can I do with my glass?

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.

 

  • To prepare glass for recycling, remove any lids or caps, and rinse all bottles and jars. To conserve water, wash bottles and jars in used dishwater or in a bucket with other recyclables.
  • Be mindful that glass in certain forms can't be recycled. Window or windscreen glass, drinking glasses, mirrors, oven-proof or heat-treated glass (e.g. Corning Ware, Pyrex or Vision Ware), light globes, laboratory and medical glass are not suitable for recycling. It can be very difficult or even impossible to distinguish between pieces of these types of glass and pieces of bottles or jars, and these non-recyclable glass items can then cause defects in new glass bottles and jars made from recycled material.
  • When recycling, ensure you don't include china, ceramics or stones with glass bottles and jars. It can lead to the rejection of thousands of bottles and jars collected for recycling.

 

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.

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