Glass packaging

Glass bottles and jars are disposed of as glass packaging. Sort and turn in coloured and clear glass packaging separately.

Take your glass packaging to a recycling station. Addresses to the recycling stations can be found at FTI (Förpackningsinsamlingen). There, you can also see which packaging you can leave at which station, and when a recycling station is emptied and cleaned. If there is a collection point for glass packaging near or at your property, you can dispose of it there. Many of the municipalities’ manned recycling centres also have collection containers for the recycling of packaging.

For glass packaging to be recycled, it must not be mixed with other items. In other words, ceramics, porcelain, drinking glasses and other glass products that are not packaging must not be placed in the recycling container for glass packaging. They should be handed in as residual waste or bulky waste at the recycling centre.

  • Light bulbs are collected together with e-waste.
  • Returnable glass bottles should be taken back to a shop to receive the deposit back.

Coloured and clear glass packaging are put in different containers to make it possible to recycle them. Although the same vehicle collects packaging from several different containers, it has separate compartments for coloured and clear glass, and in some cases also for other types of packaging. The different types of packaging are kept separate throughout the recycling process.


Last updated: 2022-04-26