Recycle right with Glass Girl


Recycling just 1 glass bottle saves enough energy to power a washing machine for 10 minutes!

In our Region we recycle almost 1000 tonnes of glass each year. That’s enough glass to power a washing machine for each household in our Region for 2.5 hours a week!

Sort it!

Most glass containers are recyclable, just remember not to dispose of your drinking glasses, or anything containing Pyrex.

Some glass items that are easy to recycle include:

  • Sauce jars
  • Jam jars
  • Softdrink bottles
  • Alcohol bottles (brown, green and white).

Clean it!

Clean your glass materials by rinsing out any leftover food or drink from inside them before placing them in your household recycling bin. Remember to remove lids, caps, corks, and straws because these are different types of recyclables and need to be separated from each other.

Don’t Crush it!

Remember don’t crush your glass materials because it is dangerous and there is no need to. Your glass materials will be crushed during processing and they’re not taking up much room anyway.

Check out the original Glass Girl recycling glass jars below.