Green box - glass recycling

Details about what you can recycle in your green box, how it's collected plus information about missed collections and replacement boxes.

Coronavirus Update

Help us to keep you and our collection staff safe by taking these simple precautions:

  • please wash your hands before putting your box out
  • after putting it out, wipe the box handles with soap and water, sanitiser spray, alcohol wipes, normal cleaning agents or disinfectant
  • repeat the process after you've collected your box from the kerbside, wiping the handles down well and washing your hands 

What you can recycle

You can recycle the following in your green box:

Yes please

  • empty glass bottles and jars 

No thanks

  • bottle tops and jar lids - put in your blue bin
  • broken glass bottles and jars - put in your black bin
  • items made from toughened glass eg oven ware, mirrors - put in your black bin or take to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)
  • green house glass and window panes - take to a HWRC

What happens to the contents of my green box?

Glass can be recycled for ever and some of its uses include:

  • making new glass
  • building new roads


  • green boxes are collected every fortnight on the same day as your blue bin and green bin is collected
  • don't forget - put your box out to the edge of your property by 7am and take them in when emptied

Changes to collections

  • during bank holidays at Christmas and New Year please refer to your collection calendar or see our Bank holiday recycling and refuse collections page 
  • for updates and information on collections during periods of collection uncertainty, including bad weather follow Doncaster Council on Facebook and Twitter

Order a new green box or box lid

Report missed collection

 Further information

Last updated: 29 April 2021 10:43:08