We would like to thank residents who have taken the time to contact us about the collection and sorting of glass during recycling collections.
Under normal circumstances, a recycling vehicle with two sections is used for collections from residents’ homes to ensure glass is kept separate to other recyclable materials you throw away. However, on occasions when our recycling wagons are unavailable due to a fault or a breakdown, the wagons that we use for general waste are used instead, and these vehicles only have one compartment. Once the vehicle arrives at the recycling facility, staff sort and separate the different materials.
The sorting of recycling is processed externally on the council’s behalf, however using a different vehicle does not affect our agreement with them, nor does it incur any additional charge.