Glass recycling point opens at supermarket

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A new glass recycling site has been opened at the Morrisons supermarket on Ampthill Road, Bedford.

Bedford Borough Council, which has opened the site in partnership with the store, operates a network of 68 recycling sites across the borough where residents can recycle a range of materials including glass.

Last year residents recycled more than 2,000 tonnes of glass and it is hoped that this figure will continue to increase as more sites are opened and reduce the amount of glass needlessly going to landfill.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “We want to make it easy for residents to recycle as much of their waste as possible and I am pleased we have been able to work with Morrisons to install another glass recycling site in the borough.

“Glass is perfect for recycling – it can be recycled back into new bottles and jars over and over again; used for road surfacing or in construction products such as bricks and concrete blocks.”

Morrisons spokesperson, Claire Johnson, said: “We are delighted to have been able to offer space for a new glass recycling bank at our Bedford store. We want to help our customers recycle often and conveniently and are pleased we could work with the council to bring this new facility to the area.”

The site includes six 1,100 litre glass banks.

For more information on recycling and waste services in Bedford Borough or to find your nearest glass recycling site, call 01234 267422 or visit