209Hambleton residents are being encouraged to take a look around their home and see what extra glass bottles and jars they can recycle.

Most households are already recycling wine, beer bottles and jars but there are many other items that are often forgotten – jam jars, pasta sauce, coffee jars, baby food jars, medicine bottles, make up and beauty bottles, glass deodorants roller balls, perfume bottles and glass ramekins from puddings!

Glass is perfect for recycling and can be recycled back into new bottles and jars over and over again, without its clarity deteriorating. New glass products can contain up to 90% recycled material.

All glass bottles and jars once rinsed out including the lids can be recycled in the blue box as part of Hambleton District Council’s new recycling scheme. If you do not have a box, please do not put glass in any of your wheeled bins – contact the council for delivery of one or collect one from one of the council offices in Northallerton, Easingwold or Stokesley.

Window panes, light bulbs and glass ovenware such as Pryrex cannot be recycled and should be disposed of carefully in the black bin.