Glass is collected for recycling in the glass caddies provided in kitchens and laboratories.

What Can I Recycle?

The following items can be disposed of in the Glass caddies:

Laboratory glass has special considerations; more detailed information is contained on the Lab Glass page.

The following items cannot be disposed of in the Glass bins:


Safety First - Broken glass is a health and safety hazard. All broken glass should be properly contained prior to disposal in the recycling caddie.

Wash - Before disposing of your unwanted glassware please make sure that it is empty and does not contain any food or liquid residues.

Recycling Procedure

Glass Caddies are located predominantly in kitchens and laboratory areas. 

The University’s cleaning and light duty staff will monitor the kitchen Glass Caddies on a daily basis. When the caddies are full the contents will be taken outside to the 240L wheelie bins for collection by the University’s waste management contractor. These bins are labelled Glass. 

The external 240L glass waste containers are collected weekly by the University’s waste management contractor and transporetd to their recycling facility in Linwood. 

For more information on what happens once glass leaves the University please visit the What Happens to Our Waste? webpage.

Contact Details

Sustainability Team

Estates: 0141 548 2164

Staff Team Role Expertise
Roddy Yarr Assistant Director (Sustainability) Environmental Strategy
David Charles Energy Engineer Utilities, Carbon mgmt, Travel
Neil McBeth Active Travel Co-ordinator Cycling
Rabbab Oun Sustainable Labs Co-ordinator S-Labs
Cameron Mackay Environmental Projects Assistant Engagement, Garden






If you have any questions, comments or any issues with the cleaning service please contact:

Mark Lindsay, Contracts Surveyor
Tel: 0141 548 2112



If you require additional bins, desktop boxes or recycling sacks please contact:

Andrew Baillie, Cleaning Services Manager
Tel: 0141 548 4975