Kerbside glass collections were introduced in March 2012 for the effective recycling of glass bottles and jars. It has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
How do I get a glass box?
How do you recycle glass?
The answer is clear (and blue, brown, green, ....)
Our kerbside glass collection service makes recycling your glass bottles and jars easy.
The box provided will hold a significant amount of glass, big enough to service those one off occasions yet simple enough to use on a fortnightly basis.
Just place your bottles and jars in the box; put it on the kerbside on your BIN DAY and we will collect it for recycling.
You can find out your collection week by entering your postcode ........
What canI put in the box?
Empty glass bottles and jars of all colours, shapes and sizes. There is no need to remove labels, lids, corks or bottle tops.
What can't I put in the box?
Any type of glass that is not a bottle or jar i.e pyrex containers, drinking glasses, spectacles, window glass, glass ornaments, glass chopping boards or light bulbs
Why can't these items be included?
These items melt at a different temperature to glass bottles and jars. If they get mixed up and collected, they will contaminate the load making it useless and unable to be recycled.
How can I dispose of the items that can't go in my box, without them being sent to landfill?
They can be taken to your closest Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre and disposed of in special containers. Alternatively, most of these items can be donated to your local charity shop providing they are in good condition and spectacles can be taken into most opticians.
Where can I keep my box?
The drain holes in the box are raised to retain liquid and prevent soiling to floors, should you keep your box indoors. However if you keep your box outside the holes will allow the controlled release of rainwater.
Please only put the items listed in your box for collection. If the wrong items are collected and mixed into the load it will not be able to be recycled. Any items that are not suitable for kerbside collection will be left in the box for you to re-sort and dispose of correctly.
What will happen to the collected glass?
The glass will be delivered to Swansea and go for closed loop recycling. Closed loop recycling means the glass will be recycled back into glass bottles and jars which is the most sustainable way of recycling.
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We are looking into the best way to collect glass from large blocks of flats and properties with no accessible kerbside.
For more information, please call our Contact Centre on 01437 764551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nothing should go to waste in Pembrokeshire