Glass Recycling

Glass Recycling

Reclaim offers a range of services for the efficient and effective collection of glass bottles and jars.

Using recycled glass bottles and jars in the manufacture of new glass containers provides energy savings and reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and conserves nature resources. Glass is uniquely sustainable as it can be recycled again and again without loss in quality, purity, or clarity.

Reclaim collects around 900 tonnes of glass bottles and jars each month and arranges for this to be made into new products. If we are not yet collecting your glass please get in touch with us. By recycling your glass you will reduce your cost of waste to landfill and ensure that an important resource is not wasted.

Breakdown of recyclables we can claim from glass container waste.

Waste resources: GLASS, various jars and bottles.
Pre or post consumer waste: All glass is post-consumer.
Waste supplier profile: Sourced from wide range of cafes, restaurants, shopping centres, public services and social venues.
Products types remanufactured: Turned into new jars and bottles.

Reclaim is the Auckland principal supplier to O-I New Zealand (Ltd) who own and operate the glass bottle and jar manufacturing plant at Penrose Auckland.

Glass recycling has specific requirements to remanufacture only glass bottles and jars can be reused, no other form of glass such as window glass or drinking glasses can be used.

Glass Recycling

Glass Collection Bins (formerly known as GlassCycle)
120 or 240 litre wheelie bins are an efficient method for collecting glass bottle, jars and aluminium cans. The 240 bins hold approximately 300 stubbies or 100 wine bottles. Colour separation is not required for glass collection bins.

Broken crockery, drinking glasses or plate glass can not be accepted.

Bin collection is either on-demand or a regular call schedule depending upon volumes. The GlassCycle bins are either exchanged or emptied on site by a side-loader truck.

The glass is transported to O-I NZ and is reprocessed back into new glass containers. The aluminium cans are baled and exported for processing back into new cans.

Lockable Glass Collection Bins
If there is risk of rubbish contamination lockable glass collection bins can be supplied. There is a charge for each padlock.

Bulk Bins
Bulk bins are available for large amounts of glass bottles and jars. Bin sizes vary from 10 to 30 cubic metres. Larger bins have three compartments for colour separation into green, brown (amber), and clear (flint).

Glass Recycling

Container Collection Bins (formerly known as MultiCycle)
Reclaim provides a convenient service for the collection of recyclable containers: plastic bottles, aluminium cans, steel cans, glass bottles and glass jars.