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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.

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Refuse collection via the door-to-door service and at the ecopoints is maintained in full and remains a key priority.
Similarly, cleaning of public areas is partially maintained, with approximately 50 percent of the personnel working in the field. Priority is given to emptying bins in the streets and cleaning the ecopoints.
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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 10 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

1227

Les Acacias

Suisse

Tél. +41224184200

Fax. +41224184301

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Article modifié le 11.05.2020 à 14:29