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.
We keep glass separate from mixed recycling to avoid the risk of broken glass fragment contaminating other recyclables, which means we can recycle more. This also makes recycling collection safer for our kerbside collectors and drivers.
Once recyclable items are sorted and baled at our Material Recovery Facility on Colson Road, they are generally sent to the following locations:
If you would like to learn more about recycling you can arrange a tour of the Material Recovery Facility.