Glass can be recycled indefinitely without losing original quality. Glass products can often find a long second life at home.
And there are still some rules that you should follow when you decide to recycle glass in Georgia.
✅ Can be recycled:
glass bottles and jars of any size and color
small bottles from cosmetics, perfumery and medicines
❎ Can NOT be recycled:
glass cookware (glasses, bowls, plates, etc.)
things made of tempered glass (used for furniture production, glass walls or steps)
optical glass (eyeglasses, photo lenses)
car or window glass
❎ It is NOT glass:
tableware and interior items made of crystal
anything made of сeramics
❗️How to prepare your glass things for recycling?
please empty and rinse bottles and jars
if possible remove plastic or metal lids (but not obligatory)
if possible remove other metal details (for example used for lids in beer bottles)
The glass will be broken during the recycling process so don’t worry to break a bottle when you throw it in the bin.
🌿 Useful tip:
In Tbilisi there are several collection points of glass bottles for reuse. They collect wine, champagne and beer bottles, mineral water bottles, jars/bottles from sauces, pickles, ketchup & other products from most of Georgian producers – emptied and rinsed. They don’t accept irregular bottles from some wines and spirits. They even pay some money for every bottle!
The collection point we know is located here:
81 Chubinashvili str. (on the crossing with Tamar Mepe avenue)