What goes in the blue box?

What glass can I recycle in the blue box?

The blue box is used to collect:

Blue box
         Blue box for glass recycling
  • glass bottles, e.g. wine or beer bottles
  • glass jars, e.g. jam jars

Do NOT place broken glass, Pyrex or china in the blue box.  These items cannot be recycled and should be disposed of safely by either wrapping securely in newspaper or bubblewrap (so it does not pose a hazard to yourself or our crews) and placing it in the black sack.  Alternatively these items can be taken to one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres in the General Rubbish bins.

MK residents may order a free Blue Box.

Top Tips

Please rinse any bottles or jars to remove/reduce food or drink residue so that they do not attract wasps or vermin.

Place metal and plastic lids in the clear / pink sack for recycling.


Last Updated: 14 December 2018