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Glass recycling near me – A guide to commercial glass disposal

If your business provides window fitting or services around the manufacturing of plate glass windows, you will undoubtedly have a requirement for a reliable and affordable glass waste disposal service.

When choosing the appropriate waste glass disposal or recycling service, it’s important to consider certain factors, such as:

  • The legislation that governs the disposal of glass waste
  • Is there a local glass disposal facility near you?
  • Does the glass tipping site recycle the waste glass?
  • Does the plate glass element need to be removed from the frame of the window prior to disposal?
  • How much will it cost to tip the glass? Are window frames chargeable?

Read on to learn more about the process of plate glass disposal, as well as how Commercial Recycling can help you recycle your glass waste.

Why does glass need to be recycled?

Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity. Glass seems to be one of the most common items that can be recycled, particularly in households, but it is almost never recycled into new glass products. Instead, it is often recycled into raw materials like sand and gravel.

The process of recycling glass hugely reduces CO2 emissions and energy use. In fact, British Glass claims that every tonne of glass that is re-melted saves up to 246kg of CO2 emissions and accounts for up to 95% of raw materials.

At Commercial Recycling we provide many businesses with a reliable, low-cost glass waste disposal solution. Types of businesses who trust Commercial Recycling include;

  • Window/glass manufactures
  • Mirror/glass/glazing companies
  • Window companies/fitters
  • Conservatory companies/fitter
  • Double glazed window companies]
  • Home improvement companies
  • ‘Handy man’ type companies
  • Property maintenance companies

Do you need commercial glass disposal? If so, contact our friendly team on 01202 331560 for more information.

Current legislation around plate glass disposal

As stated on the UK’s Government website, when carrying out commercial glass disposal, you must consider the following;

  • Businesses must try to reuse, recycle and recover waste to try and keep commercial waste to a minimum.
  • Any waste must be sorted and stored securely until it is time for disposal.
  • Whenever waste is disposed of, a waste transfer note must be given by the waste carrier. This must be done for each load of waste that leaves your premises and it is the responsibility of the business (waste provider) to ensure this happens.
  • Ensure that your waste carrier is legally registered to dispose of waste and is tipping your waste at a correctly licensed facility. If your waste carrier disposes of your waste illegally, you must report them.
  • You have extra responsibilities if you’re dealing with hazardous waste, such as when a glass frame has been coated in a hazardous substance (i.e. adhesive or paint.) In this scenario, the disposal of the hazardous waste would need to be arrange separately by contacting our sales team on 01202 331560 or

Please note: in general, the large majority of plate glass is not classified as a hazardous waste. To learn more about hazardous waste, please click here.

Where can you go for plate glass disposal

If you are unable to reuse the redundant glass product and require a local disposal, please contact Commercial Recycling and we’d be more than happy to help you.

Our local recycling centres are located in Wimborne, Dorset and Evercreech, Somerset.

Canford Recycling Centre
Arena Way
BH21 3BW
01202 331560

Southwood Waste Recycling Centre
Shepton Mallet
01202 331560

The process of recycling glass at our Recycling Centres

  1. First, you’ll want to take your glass to one of our recycling sites. Each site has great access, wide roadways and hard surfaces throughout so can be accessed using either a car, car and trailer, van or lorry.

If you are unable to transport the waste glass yourself, we can arrange for the appropriately sized vehicle or container to be provided to collect the waste for you. Phone 01202 331560 for more information.

2. When your waste glass comes to any of our sites, it will be sorted into the appropriate, separate waste types. For example, we do not ask our window waste tipping clients to remove the glass from the UPVC items they are tipping, as this creates a safer, more user-friendly service.

3. Once the waste is segregated, it is bulk stored onsite in preparation for transportation to one of our specialist partners where it is recycled. Common products created from the waste glass this is successfully recovered and diverted from landfill include; windows, bottles, mirror glass, automotive glass, or it is often recycled back into sand for use as aggregates and water purification. 

Contact Commercial Recycling

If you have plate glass that requires disposal, speak to our friendly team at Canford Recycling Centre. With years of experience dealing with safe, legal waste disposals, we’d be more than happy to help you complete yours.

To learn more, book your disposal, or arrange a collection, please contact our team on 01202 331560 or

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A simple guide to tyre disposal

If you work in a commercial industry, such as a mechanic in a car garage, your business may have an abundance of damaged, redundant tyres that need disposing of.

If this is the case, you may be wondering how to dispose of your those tyres legally and safely, as well as what happens to them afterwards. This article covers all of this, plus some helpful tips and advice to guide you through your tyre disposal.

Why do I need to tyre disposal?

Whole tyres were banned from landfill sites around 2002, but end-of-life tyres were only forbidden from UK landfills as a result of the 2006 EU Landfill Directive. Since this initiative came into place, the UK has progressed to the point where nearly 100% of waste tyres are recovered and recycled. – The Guardian

The Government’s aim was to move the UK towards becoming a ‘zero waste economy’ which essentially means reducing, reusing and recycling all valuable resources (wherever possible). This is necessary to conserve resources, save money for businesses and households, and reduce negative environmental impacts.

The tyre disposal and recycling facilities Commercial Recycling offer in Wimborne, Dorset and in Evercreech Somerset are available to businesses and all members of the public.

If you need help with the legislation surrounding tyre disposal, contact us on 01202 331560.

What tyres can be disposed of?

At our local recycling centres, we accept various tyre disposals, including:

  • Car and motorcycle tyres
  • Tractor and trailer tyres
  • Van, truck and lorry tyres

It is also important to note that tyres are not classified as hazardous waste. This means that they don’t need to be accompanied by a consignment note. However, like all other waste types, they do need to be supported by a Waste Transfer Note. This will be organised for you afterwards.

Please note that we can accept tyres that are either on or off the rim. If you’re still unsure whether we would accept your waste tyres, please contact us on 01202 331560.

What is the cost of tyre disposal?

The competitive prices Commercial Recycling charge for tyre disposal are calculated on a price per tyre basis with a different rate for each major size of tyre e.g. car, lorry etc. The fees we charge are also dependent as to whether the tyres requiring disposal are on or off rim.

For businesses with large numbers of tyres to dispose of, we can offer e a ‘price per tonne’ disposal rate.

For current tipping rates, please visit our ‘Prices’ page or contact our team of experts on 01202 331560.

What happens to my tyres after I have disposed of them?

Tyres that are disposed of at our centres are bulk stored and then transported to a specialist company for tyre recycling. As tyres are made of a mix of steel, rubber, oils and other chemicals, they are notorious for being more difficult to recycle.

However, through our partnerships with specialist recyclers, our tyres can be recycled into reusable products. For example, tyre rubber is generally recycled using one of these three methods:

  • Used in refurbishing, e.g. re-treading an old, used tyre
  • Broken down and reconstituted for use in new products
  • Incinerated to produce energy for use in manufacturing

Dispose of your unwanted tyres at Commercial Recycling

If you have unwanted tyres that need disposing of, why don’t you take them to Commercial Recycling? Either visit Canford Recycling Centre near Wimborne, or Somerset Waste Recycling in Southwood. If you would like to arrange your disposal in advance, simply give our team a call on 01202 331560 or email us at

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