Four-weekly glass only collection

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Four-weekly glass only collection

Place your purple glass only bin on the kerb before 6am on your collection day.

Call (03) 5568 0555 if:

  • Your bin is missing or broken
  • You would like to change your service or an extra bin (charges apply).
  • Your bin is not collected by 1pm on collection day 

 What can I put in my glass only bin?

  • Bottles (no lids)
  • Window glass and mirrors (no frames)
  • Pyrex
  • Glassware

What can’t I put in my glass only bin? - If in doubt leave it out and put it in the red landfill bin

  • Metal or plastic lids
  • General waste
  • Strictly no plastics
  • Automotive glass
  • eWaste
  • Plastics
  • Foodwaste / organics
  • Cartons / paper or Cardboard 

Handy hints

  • Wash out containers to reduce odours coming from your bin.
  • No bottles with cigarette butts.
  • Do not place hazardous waste, light bulbs, laboratory equipment, televisions, computers, cathode ray tubes, porcelain products, cook tops, automobile and vehicle glass including windscreens, and fluorescent tubes in your purple bin.

Glass recycled for road base

Glass is considered a contaminant when it breaks and mixes with other recyclables, so by separating it all materials become easier and more economical to process, ultimately reducing waste that is sent to landfill.

The glass is transported to the old quarry in Illowa, crushed on-site and the material created used in road construction. Take a look at how glass recycled by Moyne's residents has been used in road making here.

Fact Sheet - your purple glass only bin

The simple act of separating glass from other recyclable materials has a positive impact on overall recycling outcomes.
Glass is considered a contaminant when mixed with other recyclables because it smashes and mixes with paper and plastic, making them difficult to process.

The cycle of glass in Moyne

Having a separate bin for glass bottles and jars adds value to other recyclable materials as more material is recycled rather than sent to landfill to create useful products.

Once your glass bin is emptied it is transported to a local quarry, crushed on-site and the material created is used in road construction within the shire.

These are items that go in your purple glass bin:

  • Glass bottles and jars (no lids)
  • Window glass and mirrors (no frames)
  • Pyrex
  • Glassware (drinkware, bowls, vases)

HOW TO RECYCLE USING YOUR PURPLE GLASS BIN:

  1. Take off any lids and put them in the landfill bin.
  2. Rinse out the containers to remove any remaining food.
  3. Place the glass in the purple bin. All colours of glass bottles and jars go in.
  4. Do not bag up your items, place them loose in the bin.

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