The energy saving from recycling one bottle will:
- Power a 100 watt light bulb for almost an hour.
- Power a computer for 25 minutes.
- Power a colour TV for 20 minutes.
- Power a washing machine for 10 minutes.
Originally a glass collection company, Bottleman has always specialised in glass as our prime material. We can provide you or your company with very flexible scheduled collection times with any number or sizes of bins available at your request.
We collect mixed glass bottles (ie; mixed in colour - green amber and clear), so no need for separate bins. Wheeled bins are provided by ourselves, they are of various sizes, and where possible we will aim to provide bins of the customers' preference.
We currently use 240ltr (two wheeled) 360ltr (two wheeled) 660ltr (four wheeled) 1100ltr (four wheeled) Please see our bin dimension page, for sizing information. We can provide locks for bins where requested for security purposes, and 1100ltr bins are subject to site surveys due to their size.
Our vehicles have specialist lifting equipment attached, enabling us to simply arrive at a premises, empty bins and leave.
Within our coverage of the South West region we're currently at service to various:
Bottleman also has a customer base that includes one of the largest holiday parks in the south-west, where we manage all of their recyclable materials to small campsites that produce minimum quantities, but nonetheless realise their responsibility to the environment.
Taking all of this into account, we aim to provide a cost-effective, hassle free service to our customers, some of which have used us for as long as sixteen years, proving that we are one of the best and most competitive recycling services in the South-West.
Prices start from £2.50 per week for glass recycling services, dependant on quantity of bins and area, please contact us for a quote tailored to your requirements.
Once we have collected glass from our customers, we store it in a large concrete bay, from there it is taken to Berryman in Yorkshire, where they have multi million pound machines, which sort it back into the relevant colour and it is then sent to the appropriate recycling plant, if you would like to know more about this process please go to our links page, and click on Berryman.
- One tonne of glass is made of 3000 to 4000 bottles
- Glass never wears out - it can be recycled forever.
- We save over a ton of resources for every ton of glass recycled - 1,330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar.
- Glass can be recycled again and again without losing its clarity or purity source.