You can dispose of these in your general household waste or take them to your local recycling centre (RC).
Which home bin
You can put glasses in your general waste bin.
Which RC container
Use the general waste container.
Which RC accept this waste
All our recycling centres accept glasses.
It is estimated that there are 200 million people in the developing world whose quality of life would be drastically improved if they owned a pair of glasses. You can donate your old glasses by:
- asking your optician if they’ll take back your old pair for recycling
- sending them to the Lions Club. They collect glasses and distribute to them to charities.
You could also...
- request your opticians simply change the lenses
- check with your optician to see if they will accept old glasses back for reuse or recycling.