Households are typically given a green plastic box in which they can place glass bottles and jars for recycling. The glass is collected at regular intervals and sent to a reprocessing plant, where it is then used to make new bottles, jars or used in other materials.
Many people, such as some students or senior citizens, do not have access to a vehicle in order to transport glass to a recycling centre. Currently they may be forced to dispose of glass in their black bins. The provision of a kerbside glass recycling service will capture this glass. The data from the Resource Capture and Treatment Review conducted by Hampshire County Council in 2014 suggests that this additional glass could increase our recycling rate by as much as three percentage points.
The 2017 WCC Essential Services Survey found that 77% of respondents in the Winchester district wanted a kerbside glass recycling service.
Yes, many councils already collect provide this valuable service, local examples are Basingstoke and Southampton.
This campaign is organised by the WinACC Waste Action Group. We promote low carbon waste management in the Winchester district and beyond. You can find out more on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/winaccwaste