Whether you are finally cleaning out your cupboard to make room for new glasses or your cupboard collapsed and smashed your wine glasses, you need to dispose of the glass safely. If you’re a parent, you may have experienced the feeling of walking through the front door to see a hole in your window where the kids got a bit too gregarious with the rugby ball. As tempting as it is to toss it in the bin, that can lead to serious injuries if that broken glass works its way to the edge of a bag and tears through it. So, how do you dispose of glass safely? 

Glass Rubbish Removal in Sydney 

Glass is recyclable. At least, the majority of glass is recyclable and when it is, you can toss it in your yellow-lidded bin and know the binmen will be around every two weeks to collect it. The items you place in your yellow-lidded bin are melted down before being used to make new items. They can be used an endless number of times, as long as people continue to recycle them properly. 

There are certain glass products that you cannot recycle in the same way. For example, light bulbs, crystal glass, mirrors, ovenware, ceramics, broken glass, medical glass, windows, and drinking glasses don’t belong in your yellow-lidded bin. They can’t be recycled the same way as other glass products. 

So, what do you do with the glass you can’t simply dispose of in your yellow-lidded bin? 

Put it in the Bin 

It isn’t the best choice because as noted above, it can be dangerous. However, if you are dealing with a small bit of broken glass, ditching in the general waste bin is a far more effective option than driving it to a recycling centre. Not to mention the contaminated material you are likely to collect when you sweep it up. So, sweep up your broken glass, wrap it in a newspaper, secure it with tape, and place it in your bin. 

If you’re not dealing with broken glass, but it’s an old oven dish or something else you can’t put in the yellow-lidded bin, you can use your general waste bin unless you know it can be recycled elsewhere. For example, you can dispose of light bulbs at a recycling station. In the meantime, you can keep a small wastebasket to collect them until you have enough to make the trip. 


There are recycling centres all over the place if you need to dispose of certain items safely. Whether it’s a light bulb or crockery, there is a right recycling centre to attend. For example, the likes of crockery, ovenware, and drinking glasses can be taken to rubble recycling centres. Whereas old light bulbs can be dropped at the recycling centres you will find at libraries. Sydney also holds Recycle It weekend drop-off events and Household Chemical Clean Out events that allow residents to get rid of all those items easily. 

Just be sure to safely package broken glass or leaking products to prevent accidents or contamination. If you’re transporting broken glass, be sure the recycling centre is open and can receive your recyclables. You might want to find out about the potential costs for this type of disposal method before you arrive so you know what to expect. 

Contact the Professionals 

The best way to be free of old glass products is by reaching out to professionals. The team at Cheapest Load of Rubbish is more than happy to advise you on what steps to take next. We can handle any volume of glass, whether it’s broken, a sea of light bulbs or a pantry full of crockery. By enlisting the professionals you are guaranteed the safe removal of glass and related products. We work with residential, industrial, and commercial clients so, whether you have a home pickup or a restaurant, we can cater to your every need. 

We can also haul away any other rubbish or waste you might have around the house, whether it’s green waste after a garden clear-out or the clutter left over from that spring clean. 

Sydney Rubbish Removal 

If you have a volume of glass, whether it’s whole or broken, and you need to be rid of it, then contact Cheapest Load of Rubbish! The team at Cheapest Load of Rubbish can haul it all away. When you get in touch, we will send a team to your door to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote. If we can arrive on the same day as your call, we will! And if we can remove your glass on the spot, we’d be more than happy to! Otherwise, we can schedule a more convenient time and date to accommodate your busy schedule. We’re happy to be as flexible as you need us to be.