Charity Glass Campaign
Give your glass for Cornhill
Perth & Kinross Council and Cornhill Macmilan Centre (based at Perth Royal Infirmary) are working in partnership to divert glass bottles and jars for recycling in Perth and Kinross, so as to raise money for Cornhill.
On 1st October 2017, Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) handed over the Glass Recycling Campaign to Cornhill. The Give Your Glass for CHAS Campaign ran for two years (between October 2015 and September 2017) and encouraged Perth and Kinross householders to recycle an additional 818.60 tonnes of glass bottles and jars, equivalent to filling an additional 1,024 glass recycling bells and raising £5,823.60 for CHAS.
How the Glass Campaign Works
From 1st October 2017 until 30th September 2018, the amount of glass bottles and jars recycled at Recycling centres and points will continue to be measured. If there is an increase during this time, above the previous year, income generated will be awarded to Cornhill Macmilan Centre. So the more glass bottles and jars that you recycle, the more money we can together raise for Cornhill.
This is a great way to help the environment and raise money for a local charitable organisation (Cornhill) at the same time.
How to take part
Put a reusable bag, plastic tub or cardboard box to one side at home to collect your empty glass coffee jars, glass jam jars, glass condiment jars, glass sauce bottles, glass beer bottles or glass wine bottles. Then visit the Find My Nearest webpage to find your nearest Glass Recycling facility. Recycling Points are often located at community halls, supermarkets, car parks, etc so it's easy to fit in a stop at a Glass Recycling Point with other day-to-day activities such as the school run, going to work or doing the food shop. Plus there are several new Mini Glass Recycling Points being installed across Perth and Kinross, to make it even easier to recycle your glass.