Separating waste: glass

Separating waste: glass

Did you know that glass can be used over and over again? Take your glass to the glass container. Read where you can take your glass.

Well separated glass can be used to make new bottles, jars and other packaging materials.

Where are the glass containers located?

The containers for glass can be found throughout The Hague. This map shows you where the containers are located.

Do not throw any glass in the glass containers between 20.00 and 7.00 hrs. This way you will not disturb the neighbours with the noise of breaking glass.

Is the glass container full? Report it to the municipality. Throw your glass in another glass container in the area or take it back home with you. Never place your glass next to or on top of the container. If you do this, you risk getting a fine.

What is allowed in the glass container?

  • Metal caps and lids are allowed in the glass container.
  • Food residue in the bottle or jar is not a problem. However, make sure your bottle or jar is empty.
  • Only clear glass is allowed the in the glass container for clear glass (wit glas). New clear glass cannot be made from coloured glass.
  • All colours (including clear glass) may be deposited into the glass container for coloured glass (gekleurd glas).

Below you will find examples of what is allowed in the container and what is not allowed in the container. Are you in doubt about which rubbish is allowed in the container? Look at the Afvalscheidingswijzer (in Dutch) or throw it away in the regular household rubbish container.

Allowed in the glass container

  • bottles and jars for pasta sauce, olive oil, vegetables and spices
  • bottles for wine, juice or olive oil
  • perfume and cosmetics bottles and lotion jars

Not allowed in the glass container

  • windowpanes, mirrors and glasses
  • heat-resistant glass like baking dishes and tea cups
  • low-energy light bulbs, LED lamps and fluorescent lamps. This is domestic chemical waste.
Also see: Waste and recycling.

Published: 24 January 2017Modified: 22 July 2021