Glasses and Spectacles

Where can I recycle?

You cannot put old spectacles or glasses in your household recycling bin; however, many opticians collect them for charities.

What can I do with them?

  • Ask your optician if they collect old spectacles.  Many do – they are donated to charities who send them to developing countries;
  • Vision Aid Overseas can help you find an optician in your area who collect old spectacles;
  • Search online – many charities will accept unwanted spectacles.