We Collect & Recycle your Glass

For every 6 tonnes of glass recycled, 1 tonne of carbon dioxide is saved from entering the environment. Why recycle? We’ll collect your glass and recycle it so it’s good for you and it’s good for the planet.

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Fife

We collect every 4 weeks in the following areas:

Blairhall
Comrie
Kincardine
Oakley
Dunfermline
Rosyth

Inverkeithing
Dalgety Bay, Aberdour
Cowdenbeath
Lochgelly
Crossgates
Kelty, Burntisland

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Reviews from Yell

Top service without even rubbing a lamp!
Excellent service from the Bottle Genies guys! Once set up (which was straight forward), it’s simple; put your box out on the morning of collection, then as if by magic, it’s empty later on that day, ready for another month of Prosecco and beer bottles... I mean pesto and jam jars. But in all seriousness, a simple straightforward, cheap service that saves me stacking up mountains of bottles in the garage before an embarrassing (though slightly enjoyable) trip to a recycling point to get rid of a boot full of bottles that at least 2 or 3 of have fallen over to leave a faint smell of beer in the car that’s guaranteed to have you breathalysed if your picked for a routine traffic stop. Thanks Genies!
GregM-202
19 April 2021
Do what they say they'll do.
Not much to say. I put the glass out. They take the glass. It's a reasonable price for the service provided.
CraigC-113
22 April 2021
Highly recommend
Recently started recycling with The Bottle Genie and forgot to put bottles on the kerbside one time. Rather than just drive away the driver knocked on our door so that we didn’t miss our slot and have to wait another month. Great service!
MaryM-669
22 April 2021
Amazing Bottle Genies
The Bottle Genies are by far the best service in the area. The guys who do the pick ups are always so polite. Always asking how you are - makes my day to be asked this in the current times. I am disabled and the guys will get my box from the side of the house for me. Absolute Stars. Deserve higher than a 5.
CarolineW-413
25 December 2020

How it works

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No contract. Cancel anytime.

Prepare & Store

Rinse your glass and store in your own plastic box or buy one for just £10

* All our plastic boxes are made in the UK from Recycled Plastic

Collection Day

Leave your box on the kerb. We will collect and then leave your box ready to start filling again.

why choose us 

100% of Glass is Recycled

We ensure all our customers glass is recycled! We are very proud top be working with O-I in Alloa & Viridor in Motherwell. Your old glass bottle or jar could be back on the shelves as a new glass product in as little as 30 days!

Hassle Free Fortnightly uplift

Just leave your box kerbside or in an agreed location for 0800hrs on the day of collection and we will ensure that your glass is emptied and recycled properly.

Over 1500 happy customers

Please check out what our amazing customers have said about us in reviews on Yell and Google.

Choose your area and sign up

Fife

We collect every 4 weeks in the following areas:

Blairhall
Comrie
Kincardine
Oakley
Dunfermline
Rosyth

Inverkeithing
Dalgety Bay, Aberdour
Cowdenbeath
Lochgelly
Crossgates
Kelty, Burntisland

Coming soon …

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Livingston

Interested? Add your email and postcode below and we will be in touch when we start in your area

Why Recycle?

For every 6 tonnes of glass recycled, 1 tonne of carbon dioxide is saved from entering the environment. The Bottle Genies have recycled over 500 tonnes since starting and now recycle over 30 tonnes per month. 1 tonne of glass is equivalent to 3000 glass containers or roughly 100 customer boxes.

Buy a box for just £10

Made in the UK from Recycled Plastic

FAQs

Collection will be made either fortnightly or 4 weekly depending on your requirements and these will be shown on your uplift calendar and announced on all our social media channels the day before. On the day of collection, we require your box kerbside or in an agreed location, our operatives will arrive, empty your glass into our vehicle and replace your box in a safe location. Once we uplift your glass it is taken to our holding bay in Alloa where we then transport, 28tonne at a time to a recycling plant to be turned into glass cullet. This glass cullet is then used in the making of new glass bottles at O-I in Alloa

We save you time taking glass to recycling points, save mess transporting it and we are convenient as glass can be bulky and heavy. We also help to protect the environment by ensuring your glass is recycled. We make recycling glass easy for a low monthly cost.

We accept glass bottles and jars of all colours, all types of Wine, Beer and Spirits along with Pasta Sauce, Coffee & Jam Jars. Any Jars which have contained food should be emptied and rinsed out. Please remember certain household product glass such as Mirrors, Pyrex, Drinking Glasses and Light Bulbs cannot be recycled in your box and should be upcycled or disposed of in general waste.

Fortnightly collection £3 per uplift paid at £6 per month via Direct Debit.

Four weekly collection £3.50 per uplift paid monthly via Direct Debit.

Please see all locations listed on our Home Page.

The Bottle Genies have sourced a 55ltr glass recycling box manufactured in the UK from recycled plastic. These boxes are strong and perfect for holding 40 – 50 mixed bottles.

The Bottle Genies (Scotland) Ltd hold a Waste Carriers Licence and are SEPA registered for storing and transporting glass waste.

Please contact us straight away on info@thebottlegenies.com and we help to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions regarding business or commercial one off or regular glass uplifts, please contact us on info@thebottlegenies.com or call Scott on 07921834364

No. You can cancel at any point, but we really hope you will love our service and even spread the word!

We try to ensure the glass we collect causes as little a carbon footprint as possible. We offload our mixed coloured glass daily at our yard in Alloa. From here we transport 28tonne at a time to be cleaned and sorted out into green, brown, and clear glass cullet. This glass cullet is then sent back to manufacturers like O-I in Alloa who then use this glass cullet during the manufacturing process, replacing raw materials (up to 60%). Your old glass bottle or jar could even be back on the shelf as a brand-new glass product within as quickly as 30 days!

Our preferred method of payment is through our secure payment provider GoCardless. 

If you would rather pay in a different format, please email info@thebottlegenies.com

Meet the Genies

We make your bottles and jars disappear

We are Scott & Anne Andrew, a husband and wife living with our family in Tillicoultry / Clackmannanshire. Before our new adventure started we both had relatively normal jobs working as a Sales Manager and an Intensive Care Nurse.

Like most great ideas, ours started over a bottle of wine, well an empty one to be honest!

We had heard our local council were planning to stop the uplift of our blue box which we keep all our glass bottles (mainly red wine) & jars in. After a bit of late night brainstorming and Googling, The Bottle Genies were born!

Our aim is to build an honest family business we can be proud of while offering a professional and environmentally responsible service to our local community.

From the very outset of The Bottle Genies, we both agreed to ensure a percentage of all profits would go to a place very dear to our hearts, Strathcarron Hospice.

We would be so pleased if you decided to join us on our Genie adventure!

If you would like us to collect all your glass bottles and jars, please click on the sign up link at the top of this website to arrange your first uplift.

Lots of love

Scott & Anne

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Prices & Billing

Clackmananshire & West Lothian
Pickup every 2 weeks
Payment: £3 per pickup

Fife, Stirling & West Lothian
Pickup every 4 weeks
Payment: £3.50 per pickup

Payments Accepted
The Bottle Genies preferred method of payment is via Direct Debit on a monthly basis.

Cancellation Policy
For any reason you need to cancel your fortnightly or 4 weekly collection service please email us at info@thebottlegenies.com

Satisfaction Guarantee
We are very proud of the friendly, professional and reliable service we provide to our customers but for whatever reason you are not happy with anything Bottle Genie related, please let us know.

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