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How to Recycle Glass

Bins for recycling glass bottles/jars are located outside a number of buildings around the University

Find your nearest glass recycling point:

To dispose of broken glass

  • Thoroughly wash out all bottles
  • Remove all labels
  • Please wrap broken glass securely in paper to avoid injury during handling and deposit into one of our external, commercial waste bins.

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Clear/Green/Brown glass bottles* Drinking glasses
Clear/Green/Brown glass Jars* Window glasses
  Heat resistant ovenware (i.e.Pyrex)
  Light bulbs
  Optical glasses

*  Metal/Plastic lids are dispensed to Can and Plastic recycling bins.

Please visit this page to find out more about what happens to your recycled glass.

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Environment team

environment@st-andrews.ac.uk