Glass bottles and jars have their own bins in Ararat Rural City Council so broken glass doesn't contaminate the rest of the recyclable material in the mixed recycling yellow lid bin.
All your glass bottles and jars go into the purple glass recycling. This includes all colours of glass bottles and jars from drinks, beauty products, foods and vitamins.
When glass bottles and jars are thrown into bins with other recyclables, they can break. Small shards or glass lodge in other recycling materials making them less valuable and more difficult to recycle. Keeping glass separate has a positive impact on the quality of other recyclable materials and means more material can be recycled to create useful products.
Remember - No glass of any kind goes into your yellow mixed recycling bin!