Resident throws bottle into bottle container

Separating waste: glass

Did you know that glass can be used over and over again? That’s why you should bring your glass to the glass container. Read where you can deposit 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 Begin link: map, end link. 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? Begin link: Report it to the municipality., end link. 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?

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 Begin external link: Afvalscheidingswijzer(External link), end external link. (in Dutch) or throw it away in the regular household waste container.

Only clear glass is allowed the in the glass container for wit glas. All colours (including clear glass) may be deposited into the glass container for gekleurd glas.

Allowed in the glass container

  • metal caps and lids
  • food remains in a bottle or jar (but remove the contents)
  • bottles and jars for pasta sauce, 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 drinking glasses
  • heat-resistant glass like baking dishes and tea cups
  • low-energy light bulbs, LED lamps and fluorescent lamps. This is domestic chemical waste.


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