Hi Debbie

Thank you for your recycling enquiry. This is understandably a source of confusion - across Australia the guidelines for how to recycle or safely dispose of different types of glass vary widely!

In your local government areas picture frame glass is not accepted in the kerbside recycling bin.

Glass used for picture framing has a different melting point to the glass used to make bottle and jar packaging. Many glass recycling facilities have expressed that toughened glass in kerbside recyclables can cause imperfections in the final product, causing the flawed glass to go to landfill.

Please (carefully!) wrap your picture frame glass in scrap newspaper and place it in the general waste bin.

Thank you for reaching out to Recycle Mate, please contact us again any time with your recycling enquiries.