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You can now put your glass bottles and glass
jars out with your plastic bottles, paper and metal cans at the
kerbside for recycling.
Medway Council is always striving to offer you an ever-improving
recycling service and now, due to advancements in technology, you
can recycle glass bottles and jars in your kerbside collection.
Once it arrives at the Materials Recycling Facility
(MRF), it is the first material to be removed in the sorting
process by a series of vibrating flat sieves. Glass collected via
the kerbside scheme will be used in a number of ways:
- as a substitute for aggregates;
- in filtration systems;
- in brick making; and
- as fibre glass insulation.
Why not have a look around using a
virtual tour of a similar MRF.
If you are concerned about carbon savings, you can still use the
bottle banks as this saves the need for sorting, and the glass will
be returned to the bottle making industry.
We have introduced the kerbside collection service of glass
following lots of requests from members of the public and to make
it easier to recycle.
If you don't have your recycling bags, you can contact Medway
Council to order them. You can still pick up additional bags
from any of the contact points or libraries.
Glass is a fantastic material as it is 100 per cent recyclable
forever, if we recycle it.
For more information on:
- glass recycling, visit the WRAP website.
- recycling, visit the national recycle now website.
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