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Lancashire residents are being encouraged to take a look around their home to see what extra glass bottles and jars they can recycle.
In Preston many people already recycle the glass items you find in your kitchen such as wine or beer bottles and pasta jars and sauces. However, there are many other items that are often forgotten about in your bathroom or bedroom such as: medicine bottles; perfume and aftershave; moisturiser containers; and glass make-up containers. Also don’t forget about other bottles in your kitchen such as spice jars, oil bottles and baby food jars which can also be recycled.
All glass bottles and jars can be recycled. All you need to do when you have finished with them is rinse them out and remove the lids before putting them in your yellow lidded recycling box.
Glass is collected from households across Preston. Once collected, it is separated from the plastic and cans, and recycled.
Glass can be recycled indefinitely and as a result saves energy as it is much more efficient to make new glass products using recycled glass rather than from raw materials.
Lancashire now has two waste recovery parks which treat waste from across most of the county. Glass which doesn't get recycled ends up in the general rubbish and is processed through the waste recovery parks. Glass in the general rubbish can damage the machinery in these facilities, and reduce the life-expectancy of the processing equipment.
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