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Our Glass Recycling Services

Bywaters provides specialised glass containers as well as accepting glass within the dry mixed recycling (DMR) waste stream, and we conduct all of our collections on a schedule that’s convenient for you. All glass waste is brought back to our facility using our low-emissions Euro 6 fleet as part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.

Once at our solar-powered facility, your glass is bulked and sent onwards according to its quality. As part of our services, high quality glass is crushed, melted down and recycled into new glass products, while fine glass fragments and low quality glass is used in the construction industry as aggregate.

We accept glass of all colours and grades, making the most of your waste’s potential and enhancing your business’s sustainability.

In the Last Year...

Tonnes of Glass Recycled
Kg of CO2 Emissions Prevented
Homes Powered Through Energy Savings

The Glass Recycling Process

Your glass is collected by our low emissions Euro 6 fleet

Glass is sorted and bulked at our solar-powered facility

Bulked material is then transported to reprocessors

High quality glass is recycled into new products

Low quality or crushed glass is used in construction

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, glass can be disposed of in your dry mixed recycling (DMR) bins as well as specific glass bins. The sorting process is easier if glass is segregated from other recyclables, but our state-of-the-art materials recovery facility is able to sort glass out of DMR waste.

Not if it’s still attached to the device. Electronic devices with glass screens etc. are not to be included in glass waste as they are their own separate waste stream that is treated and disposed of differently.

Bywaters offers a different service for the disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Because of the electrical components items such as lightbulbs are also not to be disposed of with glass waste.

Yes, glass can be recycled in all conditions – our facilities are able to sort and collect glass waste regardless of whether it is intact or not. The recycling process involves the crushing of some glass waste anyway, so the condition in which the glass arrives at our facility doesn’t matter.

If you are disposing of broken glass however, remember to be careful when handling it. Broken glass doesn’t constitute hazardous waste, but it poses a significant risk of injuring yourself or others if not handled responsibly.