Charity Glass Campaign

Give your glass for Cornhill

Perth & Kinross Council and Cornhill Macmillan 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

Total raised so far

The tonnage of glass recycled across Perth and Kinross has increased by nearly 180 tonnes (approximately 12%) over the first 6 months (October 2017 - March 2018) of the Give Your Glass for Cornhill Campaign (compared to the amount recycled during the CHAS Campaign). 

  • Between October 2017 and December 2017, glass recycling increased by nearly 20 tonnes, raising £500 for Cornhill.   
  • Between January 2018 and March 2018, glass recycling increased by approximately 160 tonnes, raising £750 for Cornhill. 

That's £1,250 raised for Cornhill Macmillan Centre in 6 months by collecting glass bottles and jars at home and then taking them to the nearest Recycling Centre or Recycling Point - Thank you. 

Previously,  between October 2015 and September 2017, the Give Your Glass for Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) campaign 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 in two years. 

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 Macmillan 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 bottles and jars.

Venue Hosting Unmanned Information DisplayDates
Cornhill Macmillan Centre, Perth Royal InfirmaryFriday 11th May - Wednesday 30th May 2018
Cairn O Mohr Winery, ErrolWednesday 30th May - Friday 8th June 2018

Better Place to Live Fair, Kinross (manned display)

Saturday 9th June 2018

Glass that can't currently be recycled

Please note that other types of glass (such as perfume or cologne bottles, make-up jars and glass cookware such as Pyrex jugs and glass oven-to-tableware) cannot currently be recycled and therefore must be disposed of in the general waste bin (wrapped in a bit of newspaper or bubble-wrap ideally) because it's usually toughened glass so it can't be melted down in the recycling process with food and beverage glass bottles and jars.  Also, things like perfume and cologne bottles are often a mixture of glass, plastic and metal and the glass is often a different colour to food and beverage bottles and jars. 

Contact details

Waste and recycling

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476