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Recycling glass

This page provides useful information about recycling glass: where, when and how to dispose of glass packaging and why it is useful to recycle it.

Dès le 1er janvier 2023, les horaires de sortie des conteneurs changent : les bacs roulants devront être mis à disposition entre 19h, au plus tôt, la veille du jour de la collecte et, au plus tard, à 6h (au lieu de 6h30) le jour de la collecte.

Le nouveau règlement communal sur la gestion des déchets LC 21 911 entrera en vigueur le 1er janvier 2023. La mise à jour des documents numériques et physiques sera effective à la fin du mois de janvier 2023. Pour de plus amples informations, nous vous invitons à consulter nos pages internet dès la mi-janvier.

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Une personne jette des bouteilles en verre dans un container spécialisé

Glass containers must be thrown away in the ad hoc skips located at the eco-points.

Eco-points

A map of the eco-points is available on the Sorting and recycling household waste page. It is possible to click on each point to see the types of waste that are collected there (aluminium/tin plate, glass, PET, batteries, textiles or coffee capsules).

Opening times

  • Monday to Saturday from 7.30 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
  • Sunday and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The following types of waste can be recovered

  • bottles;
  • vials;
  • jars.

The following types of waste cannot be recovered

  • window glass;
  • mirrors;
  • incandescent light bulbs;
  • drinking glasses;
  • porcelain;
  • faience;
  • ceramics.

Good to know

There is no need to remove paper labels as they burn during the recycling process. Caps and lids made from plastic, cork, metal or rubber must be removed.

Window glass cannot be recycled as its chemical composition is different from that of bottles. Materials that cannot be recovered (mirrors, porcelain, etc.) have a higher melting point than glass packaging and may contain heavy metals which disrupt the recycling process.

Why recycle glass?

To save energy: producing recycled glass requires 25% less energy than producing primary glass. Used glass can be melted down an unlimited number of times without any loss of quality.

There is no need to remove paper labels as they burn during the recycling process. Caps and lids made from plastic, cork, metal or rubber must be removed.

Window glass cannot be recycled as its chemical composition is different from that of bottles. Materials that cannot be recovered (mirrors, porcelain, etc.) have a higher melting point than glass packaging and may contain heavy metals which disrupt the recycling process.

Contact

Service Voirie - Ville propre

10 Rue François-Dussaud

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Les Acacias

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Tél. +41224184200

Fax. +41224184301

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Article modifié le 22.12.2022 à 08:17