Recycle Glass in Your Blue Bin
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council are delighted to announce all glass bottles and jars can now be recycled in your blue bin.
From the start of April residents can recycle all empty glass bottles and jars in their blue bin.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin said, “I welcome this initiative and would like to encourage residents to recycle all glass bottles and jars in their blue bin. This is an excellent step forward for the Council. With such a range of materials now easily recycled from home, it’s the perfect time to make full use of the blue bins and recycle even more.”
Councillor Murnin continued, “We are delighted with the inclusion of glass in our blue bin recycling service and are looking forward to increasing our recycling rates even further. Residents will be receiving communication about this service in the coming weeks.”
Glass bottles and jars are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without any loss in quality. However, only glass items such as glass bottles and jars can be recycled in the blue bin. Unfortunately, other items such as ceramics, drinking glasses, glass cookware, mirrors and bulbs are not recyclable. This is because these toughened items do not melt at the same temperature as ordinary glass and could spoil the glass recycling process.
Glass should be clean, dry and loose when placed into the blue bin with no food or liquid residue present. Any recyclable caps or lids should be placed separately into the blue bin.
The Council would like to remind householders that glass and other recyclable materials must not be placed in your black bin and that all food waste must be recycled in the brown bin.
For more information on what can be recycled in your blue bin please contact us on 0300 013 2233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.