Empty glass bottles waiting for recycling

UK’s bottle banks overflow following the festive period

Following on from the UK’s Christmas and New Year celebrations, bottle banks across the country have been left overflowing with empty bottles that were once filled with wine, beer and other beverages. Unfortunately, instead of returning with the glass waste when the bottle banks have been emptied, users have been piling the bottles up next to the banks — in bags, boxes, or just loose — essentially flytipping, and not making the job of the recycling teams any easier! Let’s hope they are all emptied soon, as some of the images look like a health and safety hazard.

Below are a few tweets we saw about the UK’s post-Christmas bottle bank problem.

What is your local bottle bank like? Have yours been emptied yet? Let us know in the comments!