Glass recycling in the North West

Here at Fresh Start, we provide a full glass recycling service throughout Greater Manchester and the rest of the North West of England.

Glass recycling in the North West

As one of the region’s leading independent waste management companies, we’re committed to a greener future and do our utmost to help businesses and organisations meet their environmental obligations. Not only this, but we want to save you money, too!

We know how much additional weight glass can add to your general waste collections, so segregating your bottles and other glass into a dedicated wheelie bin will ensure that you manage your costs efficiently.


We will guide you every step of the way, assessing your work areas so you’re matched with the most suitable containers for your needs, and empowering you with all the tools to become a more sustainable business.

As glass is an infinitely recyclable resource, we work closely with our partners in the industrial, commercial, construction and licensing trades to divert as much of it as possible away from landfill.

We work tirelessly to ensure that collected products are directed to state-of-the-art recovery facilities – separating, grading, and entering glass waste into a closed loop recycling system.

Production from recycled glass uses around 75% fewer raw materials than virgin glass. As the melting point of the crushed cullet is much lower than if the process starts from scratch, manufacturing recycled glass also spends less energy and emits lower levels of greenhouse gases.

Glass is also hugely versatile once melted down, and can gain a second life not just in recycled jars and bottles, but also in building aggregate, glass wool, and fibre optic cables among other useful things.

While we don’t offer a domestic service, we do collect and recycle all kinds of glassware from all commercial and public sector premises.

If your business needs a progressive waste management company to deal with your glass collection and recycling needs in the North West, contact us today!

Explore our site and discover the full range of options available to you. If you can’t find the specific solution that you are looking for, please contact us on 0808 178 1966. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form. Either way, our friendly team will be more than happy to help with a speedy response.

Further reading

Read about the History Of Glass Recycling

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Head Office contact details

Head Office

Scott House
114 Higher Green Lane
Astley, Manchester
M29 7JB

Operation & Recycling centres

Swinton Office

Unit 4,
Hilton Square
Bolton Road
M27 4DB


0808 178 1966