Glass is thrown out in much greater quantities over the Christmas and New Year period than at any other time of the year. When you are considering rubbish removal in Drummoyne and anywhere else in the Sydney region and beyond, it’s very important to realise that most glass can and should be recycled – with a couple of exceptions.
Glass was discovered many thousands of years ago, and it takes a million years to break down naturally.
Glass is special as far as recycling is concerned as it can be recycled over and over forever. The same glass bottle can be collected and recycled literally a million times, creating new bottles and jars that are of equal quality each and every time. There are, however, minute contaminants mixed with some glass that result in certain types of glass being unsuitable for recycling.
Glass that can be recycled:
- Glass jars (jams, spreads, etc)
- Clear glass (soft drink and sauce bottles)
- Green glass (wine bottles)
- Brown glass (beer bottles)
Glass that can NOT be recycled with normal glass (due to contaminants):
- Pyrex, Corning ware, and other ceramics
- Light globes
- Window glass
- Broken drinking glasses
- Laboratory or medical glass
Glass for recycling should have the lid removed and be rinsed. Paper labels do not need to be removed prior to recycling.
Due to its density, glass makes up a significant component of waste for both households and industry. Glass incorporates 12% of the rubbish collected on Clean Up Australia Day each year. Recycling glass uses much less energy than manufacturing glass from scratch does, a process which uses sand, lime, and soda. In fact, recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to light a light bulb for a surprising four hours. Recycling glass saves landfill space, conserves natural resources, minimises greenhouse gases, and saves energy.
Call AA Adonis Rubbish Removals in Drummoyne to remove all manner of rubbish, including glass for recycling. We sort and allocate it accordingly and it’s as easy as a phone call.