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Bottles and jars (glass)

Reducing, reusing or recycling glass and plastic bottles and jars.


  • Buy bigger size products where possible - they last longer and there are often refill options available.
  • Consider buying concentrates - concentrated products such as juice drinks can reduce packaging by over 50%.


  • Use glass jars as storage containers for homemade jam or chutney.
  • Glass jars can make decorative tea light holders when painted.


Please make sure to clean bottles and jars thoroughly before they are recycled.

  • Recycle clean bottles and jars in your kerbside recycling scheme - contact your local council for more information about what you can recycle at your kerbside.
  • Take clean bottles and jars to recycling banks where available - they can also be recycled at our household waste recycling centres.

Did you know?

  • Glass is 100% recyclable and can be endlessly reprocessed with no loss of quality.
  • Recycling two bottles saves enough energy to boil enough water for five cups of tea.