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Glass

What to do with it?

Broken glass goes in the rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Place in your rubbish bin.

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?

Glass bottles and jars can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Lids removed and placed separately in your recycling bin.



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?

Place in the yellow lid recycling bin.

Plastic tops/lids are a different type of plastic to the bottle. They need to be separated and placed in the recycling bin.



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.