glass disposal


Whether you have leftover glass waste from construction, an unwanted mirror to dispose of, or simply need to get rid of some excess glass in your home, hiring a general waste skip bin is the easiest, most efficient and cost-effective option for glass disposal. If you have any questions about proper glass waste disposal, please don’t hesitate to contact the friendly and knowledgeable team at Just Skips.

How to dispose of glass waste

There are a few options when it comes to disposing of your glass waste. These include:

  • Placing it in the garbage bin (once sealed and boxed)
  • Putting it in the recycling bin (must only be unbroken jars and bottles)
  • Reusing it for a future project
  • Taking it to landfill or a recycling facility
  • Skip bin hire

The disposal method you choose will ultimately depend on your circumstances, how much glass you have and the type of glass. Please keep in mind that there are plenty of types of glass that cannot be recycled, such as mirrors, windows and light bulbs. And in order to safely dispose of broken glass, you need to wrap it in cloth and place it inside a sealed cardboard box.

If you only have a small amount of glass, including jars and bottles, you may be able to recycle it. Otherwise, you can reuse it for other projects, take it to a waste facility, or hire a skip bin to collect, sort and dispose of it for you.

What happens to your glass waste?

Glass recycling in Adelaide

If you choose to recycle your glass, you can either put it in the recycling bin or go to your local glass recycling centre. Once your waste has been put in the bin, your waste will be sorted through to be used for future projects. Sometimes they will even crush it into a fine sand for construction projects.

General waste in Adelaide

Once you have properly sealed your glass waste into a cardboard box, you can place this into your general waste bin, and the waste will be collected by the council and taken directly to a landfill site. However, this is obviously not the most eco-friendly way to dispose of unwanted glass.

Skip hire for glass disposal

If you have a large amount of glass waste, the easiest option is to hire a general waste skip bin. You have the flexibility to choose between the standard 7 day hire period or long term skip hire for longer projects.

We also have three convenient skip bin sizes for any kind of project:

  • 4m3
  • 6m3
  • 9m3

When you book a general waste skip bin, you can also dispose of the following:

  • Boxes
  • Timber
  • Furniture
  • Whitegoods
  • Fibreglass
  • Gyprock
  • Glass/mirrors
  • Electrical appliances (eg. vacuum cleaners, DVD players, lamps. Excludes TVs & computer equipment)
  • Clothes
  • Toys
  • Carpet
  • Green waste
  • Paint cans(if they are dry)
  • Metal waste( e.g. chicken wire, iron sheets)
  • Carpet
  • Plasterboard

Please be aware that you cannot dispose of the following things in a general waste skip bin.

  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Concrete and ceramic tiles
  • Soil
  • Food waste
  • Asbestos
  • Liquid waste
  • Tyres
  • LPG cylinders
  • Batteries
  • TVs
  • Computers(including monitors, keyboards, etc.)

How to book a skip bin for glass disposal

It’s easy to book a skip bin for glass disposal with Just Skips. All you need to do is:

  • Order your skip bin online
    • Enter in your suburb
    • Choose a skip bin size and then choose ‘general waste’ as your waste type
    • Choose a delivery time
  • Wait for your skip bin to arrive
  • Fill it up with your glass waste and any other general waste (but make sure that it is filled no further than the top and the rubbish is kept entirely within the bin)
  • Wait for Just Skips to come and collect it on your nominated day

Glass waste disposal cost

At Just Skips, our skip bin prices for 7 days, start from:

  • $250 for a 4m3 skip bin
  • $350 for a 6m3 skip bin
  • $450 for a 9m3 skip bin


If you have any questions about this or other kinds of waste management, please contact us on (08) 8255 6677 and we can give you an accurate quote.

Glass disposal FAQs

What kind of glass cannot be recycled?

Many types of glass cannot be recycled, as they contain hazardous chemicals that melt at different temperatures and can lead to the production of dangerous greenhouse gases. The types of glass that cannot be recycled include:

  • Ceramics
  • China
  • Mirrors
  • Light bulbs
  • Drinking glasses
  • Windows

What can I do with broken glass?

The best way to dispose of broken glass without making it a safety hazard for yourself and the waste handlers is to contain it in a cardboard box. You can do this by wrapping the fragments of glass in paper or cloth, place it inside a cardboard box and put it into your garbage bin. Please be aware that you cannot place this into the recycling bin or take it to the recycling centre.

How do I dispose of large pieces of glass?

If you have large glass panels, like windows for example, you can dispose of these in a general waste skip bin. There are also some glass recycling locations that will accept these, but make sure you check with them beforehand whether they take large panels of glass.

Got other waste?

If you’re a construction site manager or you have a build up of glass waste from home DIY renovations, Just Skips is here to help with all your waste disposal needs. See all the other waste types we can help you with: