Products & Applications

Automatically Sorted Glass in Colours

If you require glass in green, amber, clear, blue or any combination thereof Glass Recovery using world class machine vision automatic sorting equipment can supply glass in both small and large quantities. Primary coloured sorted glass is used to remake glass bottles. However clear glass can also be used in a wide variety of applications including road marking, landscaping applications, rendering and so on in any resin coated colour for a more aesthetically pleasing finish.

Coloured Glass


Recycled, crushed glass can be used instead of sand to embed water mains pipes and sewer mains pipes in their trenches.

This innovative new use of recycled glass is the result of successful laboratory tests and field trials held in November 2006 by the Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW, Sydney Water . They assessed the effectiveness of crushed, cleaned, recycled glass as a pipe-embedment material, as well as its chemical, physical and OHSE qualities.

Sand and Pipe

Glass Filtration Media

Finely crushed recycled glass for pool, industrial, and environmental filtration that provides outstanding water clarity and quality - a direct replacement for sand or ZEOlite in both freshwater and saltwater pools.

Superior Cleaning

  • Cleaner, lighter weight, highly angular crushed recycled glass provides an amazing 25% improvement in turbidity removal over silica sand, and is equivalent to ZEOlite.
  • Crushed glass filtration media generally removes finer particles from water than silica sand of an equivalent grade, and is comparable to properly configured ZEOlite.
  • Weak negative surface charge holds fine particles and positively charged iron and manganese ions that are easily released upon back washing. Perfect for well water pools.
  • Crushed glass filtration media is less likely to block or channel than silica sand or ZEOlite and will not support moss or fungus growth in the media.

Safer to use

  • Glass contains no crystalline silica–resulting in better lung protection for employees and a far healthier environment.
  • Glass grains are amorphous, smooth particles that have higher attrition strength and do not permanently trap bacteria in cracks.
  • Weak negative surface charge holds fine particles and positively charged iron and manganese ions that are easily released upon back washing. Perfect for well water pools.
  • Use of crushed glass filter media will lower your consumption of chlorine and coagulants. Coagulants and metal removers foul ZEOlite and are compatible with glass.



Sand Blast Medium

Glass Recovery Sand Blast medium is manufactured from 100% Recycled Bottle Glass, which means it is non-toxic and completely inert, that can be used near and around water. Our sand blast medium quality means it works great for sandblasting thick or soft coatings, aluminium, brass, bright metal applications. 

Because of its light weight, it is good for remote operations and because glass is less dense than other sandblasting medias, it will often be possible to use fewer kilograms of material, saving money. 

Bottle or try-mix glass is chemically known as "Amorphous Silica" it contains virtually no free silica which is commonly found in blasting sand and other abrasive sandblasting medias. 

The angular particles of Glass Recovery sand blast allow for aggressive surface profiling and removal of coatings such as such as epoxy, paint, alkyds, vinyl, polyurea, coal tar and elastomerics.

Recycled glass blast media has similar hardness to many sandblasting slags, 6.0 on Mohs Scale and is therefore lighter in weight than many blasting slags which allows for increased consumption efficiency and production time. It also delivers very low particle embedment (less than 2%) which produces a whiter (SP-10) finish to the substrate.

Sand Blast

Recycled Coloured Crushed Glass

Glass Recovery Services also manufactures coloured glass to any size range in a variety of different colours. Coloured glass can be used in many applications such as decorative features in garden beds , kitchen bench tops, rendering , paving, bus and bicycle lanes on roads and hundreds of other applications including pool paint for its non slip surface and incredible glistening features.

Recycled Coloured Crushed Glass

Rendering and Non Slip Paint Applications

Our Recycled glass is currently being used by a growing number of companies who are focused on using 100% recycled products as well as providing their customers with outstanding safety and looks.

The use of recycled glass for non slip paint applications has also increased dramatically because of the enormous benefits glass provides in wear , durability and safety.