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Glass Waste Management Bath

In the past, landfill was the only choice for waste disposal; however, it is currently the last resort. At Bath Waste, we specialise in all types of waste management services including glass waste management. Across Bath, we’re investing in cutting-edge waste recycling facilities. Due to our state-of-the-art plants, we can handle a wide range of single stream and co-mingled waste products.

To maximize recycling rates, we use innovative mechanical and optical sorting technology, and we are committed to lowering your carbon impact. You can reach us on 01225 220 160 or fill in the form on the right to get a call back. Glass waste and other waste management services are governed by a wide range of regulations, legislation, and rules in the UK.


What is Glass Waste Management?

Only a few materials can be recycled multiple times without losing their strength, quality, or integrity. Glass is one of those materials, which is fantastic because it’s everywhere. Glass waste management is the process by which glass waste is stored, collected, transported, and recycled. Sand, soda ash, limestone, and cullet, which is the industrial term for furnace-ready scrap glass, are used to make glass. 

The most common glass materials are sand and cullet, which are combined and burnt at high temperatures. After that, the glass is shaped into the appropriate shape such as bottles or jars. Glass is also very easily broken and it might be tempting to break your glass so that you save space but that is not advisable as glass is not made with the same component and needs to be sorted at the recycling centres prior recycling. The best way to store your glass waste is by keeping it in wheelie bins separate from other waste.


Glass waste Recycling Bath

Glass reprocessing, often known as glass recycling, is the process of converting discarded glass into usable items. Used glass is washed, crushed, and melted before being remoulded into bottles and jars. This procedure can be done indefinitely without affecting the quality of the final product.

Separate pieces of glass are gathered, bulked up, and then transported to a processing facility. Paper or plastic are removed from the glass using blowing air during its pretreatment. To remove any metal objects, magnets are used. 

It is then colour-sorted and cleaned to remove any remaining contaminants.

The material is then crushed, heated, and moulded into new bottles and jars. Glass is a highly adaptable material with almost endless applications, so recovering as much as possible makes perfect sense.

Because glass does not decay during the recycling process, it can be recycled indefinitely.

This is one of the most efficient ways to recycle any type of commercial waste, with over 100 percent of the original material recovered in an exceptionally clean and pure condition, as well as tremendous environmental benefits.


What to Do With Glass That is Not Recyclable?

Glass is not all created equal, and it is not always recyclable. The most often recycled forms of glass are brown, green, and clear, however if the glass is tainted with food or dirt, it cannot be processed at a recycling centre. Heat-resistant glass, such as Pyrex and ovenware, as well as mirrors and crystal, are also not recyclable. 

Broken shards of glass, decorative glass with numerous colours, and glass containing metal, such as light bulbs, will all be discarded at the trash plant. So, if these products can’t be recycled, what happens to them? Reusing or repurposing them is a no-brainer. This is where creativity comes in helpful, and some businesses have developed creative ways to employ it.


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