Glass collection, disposal and recycling

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Mixed glass waste collections that save you money

Grundon’s mixed glass collection and recycling service makes disposing of unwanted glass simple. All your different coloured glass can go straight into one container and we’ll take it away for guaranteed 100% recycling.

One container for all mixed glass

100% recycling

Saves you money

Don’t waste precious time and effort sorting out all your different coloured glass into separate containers

We believe recycling your unwanted glass should be as easy as possible and that’s why our mixed glass collection and recycling service is so popular.

Whether you have clear glass or coloured bottles and jars, it can all go into the same container. By co-mingling your glass waste in this fashion, we save our customers time, effort and money – and, because you only need one recycling bin, it also saves you space.

Recycling and reprocessing 100% of your glass waste

Our service provides an environmentally friendly, reliable and cost-effective way to dispose of your glass waste.

Specialist collection vehicles

Our glass collection vehicles are specially-designed for the job – and they’re CarbonNeutral® so they won’t impact on your carbon footprint

Flexible service and collections

We know waste demands can vary, so if you need extra collections at busy times, just let us know

Diversion from landfill

100% of our glass waste collections are recycled or reprocessed

Helping you cut costs and improve your green credentials

Glass waste is much heavier than other materials, such as plastic or cardboard, so separating it out from your general waste will make a significant difference to your waste disposal costs.

Introducing a dedicated glass waste collection service will boost your recycling rates and, depending on quantities collected, it may even earn you a rebate.

Importantly, it also ensures diversion from landfill because all the glass waste we collect is sent for recycling or reprocessing into recycled aggregates for use in the construction and road building industries.

Why choose Grundon?

Over 26,500 tonnes of glass recycled every year

Every year we process over 26,500 tonnes of glass, all of which is recycled in the UK into new glass products of is used to create aggregates for road building

Wide range of bin and container sizes available

We offer a range of bin and container sizes, from 240 litre wheeled bins to bottle banks for larger volumes on glass waste

Certified CarbonNeutral® collections

Our dedicated fleet of glass waste collection vehicles are Certified CarbonNeutral®, so every time we collected your glass waste we do not add to your carbon footprint

Our customer’s 
points of view

“We believe Grundon will provide the insight and expert advice needed to enhance our recycling efforts and identify further improvements that support and reflect our worldwide conservation efforts, contributing to our mission of Saving Wildlife Together.”

Jonathan Timney

Director of Estates, Bristol Zoo

“It is estimated that Metered Dose Inhalers currently contribute to approximately 4% of the carbon footprint of the NHS, therefore it is vital that we ensure inhalers we dispense are disposed of in the most appropriate way, such as through recycling methods provided by Grundon Waste Management.”

Oliver Newman

Assistant Divisional Manager, Swansea Bay University Health Board

“Grundon have proven over the past three years to over deliver on services – they’re great at what they do and are ideal partners for us.”

Neil Priscott

Chief Operating Officer, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club

“The big thing to take away is to understand that data collection is really important and should be celebrated. The granular information we now have from Grundon – and our wider information around reducing carbon emissions – means we can present hard facts to our colleagues, providing the necessary impetus to effect change for the future. ”

Peter Watts


“Without being able to measure our food waste we would never have known how much there was. We see this as a positive because it has given us a target for the future. ”

Keith Field

Head of Soft Services, Sodexo

“This was the first time we had tried to achieve net zero for a large enclosure and Grundon’s aspirations were far greater than ours. It was a real learning curve to see the results that could be achieved.”

Keith Field

Head of Soft Services, Sodexo

“With Grundon, we saw an organisation that wanted to work with us, to challenge us rather than just do what we wanted. They came up with solutions that enabled us to start pushing boundaries, they understood what could be achieved, and have continued to demonstrate new ways of working that exceeded our goals.”

Peter Watts

Rockvolt – a specialist consultancy for stadia, venues and events who work closely with Ascot Racecourse

“Having Grundon on board has given us more control of food waste from the restaurants and cafés, we can manage it more effectively and to the standards that need to be achieved.”

Jamie Denney

Sustainability champion and Site Centre Administrator, Rushden Lakes

“I’m pleased to say that we have made a real difference. Although it is early days, we are confident we can save more money as we get better at segregation, and of course, it is better for the environment too.”

Janka Penther

Restaurant Manager, The Cotswold Plough Hotel

“We have a significant number of outlets who serve coffee and other drinks in disposable paper cups so this move makes complete commercial sense for us and for our tenants. The opportunity to introduce paper cup recycling by Grundon means we divert the thousands of cups that would have ended up in general waste, into recycling and it really does tick all the boxes.”

Cyrus Annan

Centre Manager, London’s Bond Street Shopping Centre

“Introducing mixed recycling meant Xscape Milton Keynes not only exceeded its recycling targets, but also reduced general waste collections by 50% and the implementation programme was cost-neutral due to increased rebates from recycling materials. ”

Carl Meale

General Manager, Xscape Milton Keynes

“Grundon is giving us excellent support, both in practical terms and in helping to identify weaknesses and giving us and our tenants advice and awareness training.”

Kirsty Pollard

General Manager, Brighton Marina

“We weren’t just looking for a waste company that could save us money, we wanted someone who would work with us throughout the journey to improve our environmental credentials.”

Jamie Grierson

Back of House and Logistics Manager, The Grove, luxury 5 star hotel

“The expert guidance Grundon has given us over the years has been invaluable. With a venue like ours, it’s not just down to price, it’s about service as well and Grundon’s is second to none. We have never been let down and they have always been there for us.”

Lee Howkins

Venue Manager, Silverstone

“The one single word that defines how I feel about Grundon is confidence – I have every confidence in their ability to do a job and deliver whatever we may ask of them. That’s why we enjoy working with them so much.”

Alastair Williams

JLL Procurement Category Manager – Soft Services

“Grundon give advice and help solve any waste problems, the fact that they handle all of our waste streams means it is so much simpler for me to manage the contract.”

Steve Sellwood

Facilities Manager, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

“I was happy to leave the operation in Grundon’s hands and they were brilliant and took care of everything. Nothing was too much trouble and that allowed us to focus on the business itself. ”

Julien Abbott

Director of TAAB Laboratories Equipment, speaking after a devastating fire at its premises.

“For us, it’s about having the right partnerships and I find that Grundon always does the right thing in making sure we are compliant and giving expert advice rather than just trying to sell us something.”

Bryan Edwards

Professional & Services Warehouse Manager, BRITA UK

Our mixed glass waste collection service makes recycling glass easy

We’re here to help with advice and information about everything from where to place your containers for maximum glass recycling, to how many bins and collections you need.


Tell us about your waste

Tell us about the glass waste your business generates or schedule a convenient time for one of our waste experts to carry out a free waste audit.


Get a quote

We’ll provide you with a proposal for a bespoke food waste management service which is tailored to meet the exact needs of your business.


Schedule a collection

We’ll deliver your bins or containers, schedule your collections and start providing you with a first class waste management service – it’s that easy!

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Tailored glass waste collection and recycling service

Our top priority is to help our customers boost their recycling and, when it comes to glass waste, that can be simple and straightforward.

Glass is heavy and it can also be bulky to store, which is why our mixed glass waste collection and recycling service makes it easy.

By co-mingling all your different coloured glass into one container, you no longer have to find space for multiple glass bins – especially important for those businesses (such as the hospitality industry) where space is in short supply.

We will assess your waste needs to determine the right number and size of glass waste bins required to maximise your glass recycling.

For example, if you’re a pub or restaurant that produces smaller volumes of glass waste, we can provide you with our easy to manoeuvre 240 litre wheeled bins. For businesses that produce larger volumes of glass waste, such as hotels, we can supply 12 yard bottle banks.

The frequency of our certified CarbonNeutral® collection service is tailored to match the volumes of glass waste you produce and we deliver it to a specialist glass reprocessing facility where it can be fully recycled, ensuring 100% diversion from landfill.

In addition, because we keep track of all your waste streams, we can tell you exactly how much you are saving by recycling increased amounts of glass; including any rebates gained, the increasing tonnage of glass sent for recycling, and the equivalent number of trees saved thanks to your recycling good practice.

These are great ways to demonstrate your environmental prowess to your customers and keep employees up-to-date with the benefits they are achieving through increased recycling.

Frequently asked questions

Is having a separate glass waste collection service more expensive?

No, glass is very heavy compared to many other types of waste, so if it is currently being disposed of in general waste bins, then removing it from there and having a dedicated glass waste collection service will be cheaper, as well as more environmentally-friendly.

Can glass recycling really save me money?

Yes. Many recycled materials have a value, for example, a full load of bottle glass will be worth up to £3* per tonne. Depending on the quantities you produce, you can earn a rebate on your collection and you’ll also save money by removing heavy glass from the cost of your general waste collections.

*subject to market conditions

I own a large restaurant and event venue, which means the amount of glass I have to deal with varies a great deal. Can you help?

Yes, having a bespoke glass waste collection means exactly that. We will ensure you have the right frequency of collections to suit the volumes of glass waste that you produce.

I’m worried about how much space I will need

We work with businesses of all shapes and sizes, our team will talk to you about the volumes of glass you produce and the available space, and make sure we find the best solution.

What happens to my glass?

100% of the glass we collect is recycled and/or reprocessed. Much of it is reprocessed into recycled aggregates for the construction and road building industries. In turn, this means less virgin aggregates are needed, so that’s another tick in the environmental box.