Glass recycling

Glass the Superhero of Recycling

Glass can be recycled indefinitely making it the real recycling superhero and a circular economy champion.

Within 3 days, a recycled glass bottle or jar can be turned back into a new glass product.

Glass is very sustainable, due to the high demand for Furnace Ready Cullet in the UK, to make new bottles and jars from recycled glass containers.

Glass processing 

We have two dedicated glass bottle recycling facilities at Newhouse near Glasgow and Sheffield in Yorkshire.

These award winning advanced glass recycling facilities utilise world leading screening, air separation and sorting technology and ensure that more than 99% of incoming material is recycled. They accept all types and variations of coloured glass and process them into high quality finished products for the food, beverage and pharmacuticals industries.

These facilities have combined processing capacity of around 250,000 tonnes every year, producing End of Waste, Furnace Ready Cullet to supply into the UK Circular Economy.

In addition, the processing recovers metals for recycling and can produce a glass aggregate by-product that is utilised within the construction industry. 

Each site operates under the highest quality, environmental, energy efficiency, and health and safety standards – certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001 respectively.

Best quality

Quality is very important and the cleaner the material the easier it is to be recycled.

We ensure the highest quality is available to support the UK Circular Economy. Glass is in high UK demand, but without the correct quality the manufacturers cannot use UK material. 

We embrace the circular economy and actively encourage the reprocessing of recycled glass and the remanufacture of glass products. Recycled glass collected from our supply partners is transformed into new glass products such as whisky, beer and ale bottles, or medicine and food jars within seven days of collection. Our relationship with Scotch whisky association evidences the company’s commitment to the local circular economy, promoting use of local glass within the manufacturing industry.

For more information download our brochure.

If you would like to see how we can help you to recycle more, contact us to get a quote or enter your postcode to speak to somebody at your local depot.

Glass recycling process