Green Recycling are proud to be making commercially successful and effective environmental solutions in waste management, on a scale large enough to make a real impact. Our waste disposal service covers Essex including Maldon, Witham and Chelmsford.
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Services - Recycling Glass

Green Recycling cover the Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, and Suffolk areas for the collection and recycling of all glass types including;

  • Bottles
  • Mixed glass bottles
  • Cullett
  • Plate glass
  • Green house glass and mirrors
  • Sheet glass
  • Brown bottles
  • Green Bottles
  • Clear Bottles
  • Ceramics
  • Wind Screens
  • Jam Jars

We collect from pubs/clubs/restaurants and food processing plants as well as bulk collections from industry and local authorities.

240 litre wheeled containers 1100 litre dedicated container Bottle banks for local authorities
240 litre wheeled containers for customers with smaller requirements. 1100 litre dedicated container for regular glass collections. Bottle banks for local authorities and busy venues.
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Skips for bulk glass collections. Bay of glass ready for collection.

What happens to the glass next?

We collect and recycle all grades of glass. Once we have collected it, we bring it back to our MRF and each load is quality assessed and weighed on our on-site weighbridge.

Yes please - Clean uncontaminated glass
No thank you - Cans and plastic bottles
Carrier bags
Any food contamination or liquid in the bottles
Any old bottles that contained chemicals

The glass is tipped into bays where it is stored until a 28 ton load is ready for transport to the glass treatment plant.

When the glass reaches the treatment plant it is colour separated and any contamination removed. It can then be melted down and made into a number of new products such as new glass bottles, construction materials, insulation or an additive to aggregates.

The final destination

The 28 tons of loose glass is loaded by telehandler onto a waiting articulated lorry. The vehicle will hold 28 tons of glass and we aim to maximise weight on each truck to reduce vehicle movements and carbon footprint.

This represents the complete cycle of glass recycling from consumer, to collector, the processesor and the end of the chain the glass treatment plant.

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Some of the uses for recycled glass include;

  • New wine and beer bottles
  • Landscaping material such ornamental paths
  • Aggregate material to increase the life of roads
  • Sand type material for shot blasting

This completes the feed loop of this product and gives our customers complete peace of mind of where their products end up. Additionally Green Recycling audits all hauliers and re-processors on a regular basis to check waste carriers and site licences/exemptions.

Why should I recycle glass?

  • It is good for the environment
  • Carbon footprint is reduced as it takes less energy to recycle glass compared to manufacturing it from raw materials
  • Less waste to landfill which generates methane gas as the material decomposes
  • It saves money


Should you require, we can provide you with recycling data for all collections.

Sale of material

We also sell high quality products, please enquire on 01621 842600

To discuss your glass recycling requirements please contact us on 01621 842600