Glass recycling to resume at the end of the month

Thursday April 16th 2020

Glass Recycling

Written by Midlothian View Editor Phil Bowen

Midlothian Council have announced that kerbside collections of glass containers will restart from Monday 27 April. First collections will take place on resident’s  first scheduled collection day on or after this date.

For most people glass is collected on the same day as their blue bin. Collections will be made fortnightly as previously.

Click here to download your collection calendar

The council appreciates that residents have been helping them by storing their glass at home and request that resident continue to do so.

Remember to look out for your neighbours and check they are able to put their box out.

What goes in your red box?

Your kerbside box is for the collection of glass bottles and jars.


  • Wine bottles
  • Cooking sauce jars
  • Jam jars
  • Beer bottles
  • Coffee jars
  • Ketchup bottles
  • Baby food jars


  • Light bulbs
  • Drinking glasses
  • Spectacles
  • Pyrex dishes
  • Sheet glass / greenhouse / window glass
  • Crockery
  • Tea-light candle holders
  • Broken glass

Using your glass recycling box

  • Remove wine bottle corks and jar lids. These cannot be recycled as part of this service so put these in your grey bin.
  • Rinse glass bottles and jars to remove food and drink residue.
  • Place items straight into your box. Do not use carrier bags or bin liners.
  • Do not fill your box too full.
  • Your glass box will be emptied every fortnight.

Recycling other glass items

  • Broken glass and mirrors should be placed in your grey bin for disposal.
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