Glass collection and glass recycling

What goes in?

You can recycle empty glass bottles or jars of all colours shapes and sizes including:

  • wine and beer bottles
  • food bottles and jars including sauce and jam jars
  • coffee jars
  • pharmaceutical bottles

Please leave lids and bottle tops on as they will be sorted and recycled.

What stays out?

  • drinking glasses
  • window pane glass
  • ceramics
  • Pyrex
  • crockery
  • light bulbs and thermometers (these can be recycled at your local tidy tip)
  • mirrors
  • spectacles

Need a handy reminder for the fridge?

You can always download our glass recycling leaflet (PDF), print it and stick it to the fridge (or any other surface that takes your fancy!)

Glass collection

We provide a box for collecting glass bottles and jars to the areas below. We collect this fortnightly on the same day as your refuse collection, except for Caddington and East Hyde.

  • Aley Green
  • Barton-le-Clay
  • Billington
  • Bushmead (Luton)
  • Butterfield Green
  • Chalgrave
  • Chalton (near Dunstable)
  • Eaton Bray
  • Eggington
  • Heath & Reach
  • Hockliffe
  • Kensworth
  • Pepperstock
  • Sharpenhoe
  • Slip End
  • Stanbridge
  • Streatley
  • Studham
  • Sundon
  • Tebworth
  • Tilsworth
  • Toddington
  • Totternhoe
  • Whipsnade
  • Wingfield
  • Woodside

Caddington has a Thursday glass / Friday refuse collection.

East Hyde has a Monday glass / Tuesday refuse collection.

If your village or town is not listed, please take your glass bottles and jars to a bottle bank.

Order a box for glass

Find out how to order a box for glass.