What can and can't be recycled beginning with G

Garden waste

We collect garden waste from those that have subscribed to the garden waste collection service.

Your local recycling centre will also take garden waste. The most environmentally friendly way to dispose of your garden waste is to compost it at home.

Gas bottles

These should be returned to the retailer or supplier so that they can be reused. Do not place gas cylinders in your black general waste bin because they may explode if they are crushed. Your local recycling centre may be able to take them, please ring to confirm.

Glass - flat

We cannot accept this as part of our recycling scheme due to the type of glass and for health and safety reasons.

If flat glass (like windows) is broken into small pieces, it can go in the black waste, but please package the glass securely so as not to cause injury to anyone. Securely wrap it in paper and then place in a cardboard/plastic box/tub. This can then safely be put in the bin.

Flat glass can also be taken to your nearest recycling centre

Glass bottles and jars

Can be recycled in your blue recycling box. Bottle and jar lids remain on glass bottle/jar. Glass bottles can also be taken to a recycling centre or a glass bottle recycling bank.


Some opticians take old glasses/spectacles to send overseas for charitable purposes. Most accept them to support the Vision Aid Overseas scheme.


Please contact your local police station. Household waste recycling centres cannot accept waste of this type under any circumstances. It poses a risk to site staff and members of the public. Weapons should never be destroyed or disposed of by their owners. Every weapon needs to be accounted for and the police authority that issued the certificate must be informed as to what has happened to the weapon. Unwanted section 1 ammunition can be disposed of through another authorised firearm certificate holder, Registered Firearms Dealer, your target shooting club or surrendered at any police station.