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Waste glass

Where to put the waste glass?

Glass products have become an integral part of our households. Container glass can be recycled very easily, thus conserving resources. However, not everything that is transparent is suitable for recycling. Read here what you need to know about glass and where you can find your nearest glass container.

Glass containers are available at around 100 locations in the city for the disposal of used glass from private households.

What do I do with coloured glass?

Coloured bottles

Other coloured glass, such as red disposable bottles or blue perfume bottles, belong in the green glass.

Brown, green and white bottles are sorted and placed in the respective glass containers.

Important tips for disposal

  • Please throw in bottles sorted by colour!
  • Please note the drop-off times: weekdays 7 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm.
  • Please do not place any waste next to the containers
  • Please only throw in container glass (see below).
  • Containers must be emptied , please also remove any leftovers.
  • Please rinse honey jars before depositing them.

Frequently asked questions

How can I dispose of used glass

  • Used glass containers: You will find container sites with glass and paper containers at around 100 locations in Bocholt.
  • Recycling centre: You can dispose of larger quantities at the recycling centre.

You can find all disposal locations in our waste navigation system.

What belongs in waste glass?

  • Disposable bottles
  • Canning jars
  • Perfume bottles

What doesn't belong in waste glass?

  • Window glass
  • Mirror glass
  • Filled containers
  • Porcelain, ceramics, clay
  • Caps and corks
  • Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
  • Jena glass / Pyrex glass
  • Plastic bottles