Recycle glass rather than sending to landfill, advise Warwickshire Waste Partnership

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THE Warwickshire Waste Partnership is asking residents to recycle glass rather than send it to landfill after a summer party.

With many parties and barbecues being planned for August, and in particular the Bank Holiday weekend, make the most of your kerbside recycling collection or Warwickshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres to recycle your empty wine and beer bottles.

Cllr Alan Cockburn, Warwickshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Sustainable Communities and Chair of the Warwickshire Waste Partnership, said: “We are continuing to recycle more in Warwickshire and everyone can do their bit by putting their glass out for collection or bringing it to one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres. Glass is a good recyclable material which can be diverted from landfill and put to another use.”

Every tonne of glass recycled reduces CO2 by 270 kilograms, so recycling just one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a 100 watt light bulb for almost an hour.

Glass sent to landfill will never rot away, but recycled glass can be processed into more glass bottles and jars, construction products such as bricks and concrete blocks, glassphalt for road surfacing and processed sand.

For further information on recycling visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/recycling or contact Warwickshire County Council’s Waste Projects Team on 01926 412458 or e-mail waste@warwickshire.gov.uk

Warwickshire’s household waste recycling centres are situated at Grendon, Judkins, Shipston, Hunters Lane, Cherry Orchard, Princes Drive, Stockton, Burton Farm and Wellesbourne. Details, including information regarding the opening times, location and the materials that can be recycled, can be found at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/hwrc