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Your glass crate

If we all recycle it helps save energy, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, the use of landfills and our need for raw materials.

Your blue glass crate is collected fortnightly. You can check when your next pick-up is scheduled by searching the bin collection schedule or downloading the free NPDC Recycling and Rubbish app to your smartphone.

Please don't overfeed your glass crate. Glassware stacked over the inside line can fall and smash, and will be too heavy for the collector to pick up. If you have more glass than your crate can handle, try asking your neighbours if they have some extra space or take it to a transfer station for recycling which is free of charge. Please keep the weight of the contents below 12kg.

Please feed your glass crate only clean glass with no lids.

Bin information booklet

Glass bottles in a crate
Karahe and glass banner

Put these in your glass bin:

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars


These can't go in your glass bin:

  • Full bottles
  • Dirty jars
  • Window glass
  • Broken glass
  • Light bulbs
  • TV or computer screens
  • Drinking glasses
  • Pyrex or other glass cookware
Don't overfiill your glass crate

Frequently asked questions