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Spectacles (glasses)

Recycle at home

Recycle out of home

Yes, Spectacles (glasses) can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.

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How to recycle spectacles or glasses

  • Some household waste recycling centres accept them, just check with your local council;

  • Ask your optician if they collect old spectacles. Many do - they are donated to charities who send them to developing countries;

  • Do not put old spectacles or glasses in your household recycling bag or bin to be collected from your home.

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Some charities also collect unwanted spectacles or glasses, check with your local charity to see if they accept them.

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