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5 Important Things You Need to Know About Glass Recycling

Glass recycling is always an option in waste management. After all, glass is one of the most abundant materials used in infinitely many products that we have. It is used in many settings may it be residential, industrial or commercial locations. There are many producers and businesses in glass supply and production. It is actually one of the most regular things to recycle around. 

To truly maximise your glass that’s just lying around, these are things you need to know:

Be careful with handling glass waste

One of the most obvious things to note about glass is that it breaks. For glass recycling to be efficient and effective, keep your glass waste as intact as possible. This means you’ll need to be careful about not breaking them apart from accidentally chipping them off. Store them properly and make sure they’re not anywhere that puts them in danger. Glass products are very fragile so up to its recycling stage, make sure to keep them from that way.   

Keep glass waste as sanitised as possible

One of the things to do is to clean them off first before putting them up for recycling. Just to make sure they can be as usable as soon as possible, their sanitation matters. For example, for some beverage makers, glass containers of beverages can be given back to manufacturers again. To make them as usable as possible, cleaning them beforehand before recycling lessens the time it takes to use them again, may it be in one form or another.

Segregate the glass waste from other kinds of rubbish

There are different types of glass waste and keeping them apart also saves much time in deciding the methods of recycling. For example, keep glass waste containers strictly for glass material. This means you’ll need to keep the caps off in a different container as well and leave just the glass for recyclers to pick up. Some recycling centres don’t accept certain kinds of glass. So group your glass bottles apart from your glass window panes

Types of glass for recycling

There are different kinds of glass products and as such, there are different materials produced as a result. Some kinds of glass products you’ll throw out aren’t candidates for recycling just because they might not be composed entirely of glass. Some of these glass products are your home mirrors and light bulbs. Apart from the fact that they can’t be recycled, they might cause harm to the one handling large volumes of glass products.

Glass can undergo endless recycling

Glass is always a commodity everyone needs. There are simply too many products that need glass as their material. The demand for glass is always there. Recycling glass is always beneficial especially for companies that always need glass for their corresponding products. 

Glass can undergo endless recycling and because of this, you just need to make sure that they’re not broken, they’re clean, they’re segregated and they are appropriate for recycling before signing them up for recycling.


Recycling glass has always been around but as a product that can be very fragile to external conditions, it might be harder to handle it. Recycling it might turn a bit challenging but as long as you store it well and away from any possible harm, it can be recycled and reused for future production and packaging of other products. This way, we all work together in mitigating the use of more resources forming newer glass products when there are available ones.

Here at Paul’s Rubbish Removal, we offer responsible rubbish removal services for you. As an expert team in rubbish removal, we believe in taking part in initiatives that help in making the waste problems here and around the globe better. 

For your waste that has the potential for recycling, we do our best to make sure that they really undergo recycling. Join us and work with us in recycling initiatives as we handle your waste call. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Call us at 0407 125 125 or send us an enquiry and get your free quotation here: info@paulsrubbish.com.au

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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