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Glass

What to do with it?

Broken glass cannot be placed out for the kerbside recycling collection service.

Wrap small amounts and place in the rubbish bin.


Did you know?

If your soft drink bottles, beer bottles, juice bottles and jars are made of glass, they can be recycled forever.

Put glass containers and metal lid in the recycling bin separately.



What to do with it?

Put in your rubbish bin.


Did you know?

Ceramics, vases, mirrors, heat-proof cooking glass, drinking glass and china cannot be recycled because they heat at a different rate to regular glass bottles and jars.

This causes them to weaken recycled glass and can contaminate a whole load of sorted glass, even in small amounts.



What to do with it?

Energy saving lights and other compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and tubes contain a small amount of mercury. They can not be placed in your household recycling bin.


Did you know?

To recycle these lights - dropped them off at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

This is a free service and is part of the City's recycling program.



What to do with it?

Drop off fluorescent tubes for free at Geelong Resource Recovery Centre in Douro St North Geelong.

This service is not available at the Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre.


Did you know?

Fluorescent globes and tubes contain mercury. Tube recycling involves crushing the tubes to separate the phosphor powder from the glass.

The powder is fed through into receiving containers with a filtering process to capture any fugitive mercury emissions.

The mercury is then processed for separation by distillation and sold for a range of industrial uses.

The glass and metals remaining from the process are also recycled.



What to do with it?

Can be placed in the recycling bin once the kerbside recycling collection resumes.

Currently can be dropped off for recycling at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Did you know?

These items are recycled by the Alex Fraser Group.



What to do with it?

Incandescent globes should be wrapped in paper and placed in your household rubbish bin.


Did you know?

Energy saving lights and other compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and tubes contain a small amount of mercury. They can not be placed in your household recycling bin.

To recycle these lights - dropped them off at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre. This is a free service and is part of the City's recycling program.



What to do with it?

Wrap in newspaper and put in your rubbish bin.


Did you know?

Mirrors like heat-proof cooking glass, drinking glass and china cannot be recycled because they heat at a different rate to regular glass bottles and jars.

This causes them to weaken recycled glass and can contaminate a whole load of sorted glass, even in small amounts.



What to do with it?

With the closure of the SKM Recycling facility all kerbside recycling cannot be sorted and is temporarily going to landfill.


Did you know?

Alternatively, there are a number of recycling options available for some items during the current kerbside recycling disruption. These include:

  • Soft plastics such as bread bags, biscuit packet wrappers, pasta and rice bags, frozen food and veggie bags can continue to be dropped off at participating Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. See the full list.
  • Cardboard (excluding Tetra Pak packaging), paper, metal and aluminium cans can be dropped off for recycling at the Drysdale and Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.
  • Polystyrene packaging can be dropped off at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

Wherever possible residents are encouraged to reduce their recycling by:

  • avoiding products packaged in glass or plastic
  • purchasing products packaged in metal and aluminium cans, paper or cardboard.


What to do with it?

With the closure of the SKM Recycling facility all kerbside recycling cannot be sorted and is temporarily going to landfill.


Did you know?

Alternatively, there are a number of recycling options available for some items during the current kerbside recycling disruption. These include:

  • Soft plastics such as bread bags, biscuit packet wrappers, pasta and rice bags, frozen food and veggie bags can continue to be dropped off at participating Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. See the full list.
  • Cardboard (excluding Tetra Pak packaging), paper, metal and aluminium cans can be dropped off for recycling at the Drysdale and Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.
  • Polystyrene packaging can be dropped off at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

Wherever possible residents are encouraged to reduce their recycling by:

  • avoiding products packaged in glass or plastic
  • purchasing products packaged in metal and aluminium cans, paper or cardboard.


What to do with it?

Glass window panes cannot be recycled through your recycling bin because it is made using a chemical composition that makes them unsuitable for recycling.

This non-recyclable glass can cause defects in new bottles and jars that are made from recycled glass. Window glass should be placed in your waste bin.


Did you know?

Window glass can be taken to the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery centres. Disposal fees apply.