Glass will not be allowed in the recycling bin after the service changes from 1 February and must instead go in this bin.
The glass-only bin will be collected every four weeks.
The type of glass accepted includes:
- Jars that held food
- Drink bottles
- Beauty product jars
- Medicine/vitamin bottles
We conducted a trial in November 2019 to test the bin size and collection frequency, and to gain feedback from local households.
Benefits to getting the glass out of the yellow recycling bin include:
- Co-mingled recyclable materials collected in the shire will be free from glass contamination.
- Council can choose how the glass is reused or recycled, so there will be more transparency and control in managing this stream.
- Some facilities that recycle materials won’t accept glass as it can be very wearing on sorting equipment. Having our glass separated gives us more options for processing our other recyclables if there are issues with sorting facilities in future, making our service more resilient.