Glass Crushers For Sale & Hire

QCR have been providing glass recycling solutions for over 25 years and have one of the largest range of machine options in the UK. With up to 80% volume reduction, our Glass Crushers help businesses to reduce their waste costs, condense their glass waste and boost sustainability.

Hiring Glass Recycling Equipment

Our popular glass crusher rental service includes free delivery, installation, servicing, breakdown cover and staff training and is available to the majority of the UK. All equipment listed below is available to hire on a short or long term basis.

QCR's Glass Recycling Equipment Range


QCR GC01 Under Counter Small Glass Crusher

QCR GC01 Under The Counter Glass CrusherPerfect low-medium volumes of glass bottles, this equipment has been designed to fit under a bar counter and is the same size as a small fridge.

Glass bottle volume reduction: Up to 5:1


QCR GLS1 Medium Glass Crusher

Picture of Medium Glass CrusherThis glass to sand machine grinds whole glass bottles into a material with a sand-like texture. Popularly known as a "glass to sand" machine, the output isn't technically sand but is sharp-free.

Glass bottle volume reduction: Up to 10:1


QCR GLS2 Large Glass Bottle Crusher

Picture of Large Glass Bottle CrusherWidely known as a 'glass to sand' machine, this unit can transform glass bottles into sand-like material. It has a wide aperture for larger bottles/jars such as Champagne bottles. Although the ground-down bottles are not technically sand, the material is sharp-free and can be recycled and/or repurposed.

Glass bottle volume reduction: Up to 10:1


QCR Glass Bottle Crusher with optional Filter

Picture of Glass Bottle Recycling MachineIdeal for use in areas with low ceiling height or poor ventilation. Easy feed due to its generous opening. This machine crushes glass into cullet which can be recycled.

Glass bottle volume reduction: Up to 5:1


QCR Glass Crusher for 140L Glass Bins

Perfect for larger hospitality venues, this glass recycling equipment crushes bottles in bulk which are deposited into a 140 litre glass bin below.

Glass bottle volume reduction: Up to 5:1


QCR Commercial Glass Imploder

Picture of QCR commercial glass imploderThis is an industrial glass crusher which is suitable for many different types of glass waste and is supplied with optional bin lift. 

Glass bottle volume reduction: Up to 6:1



Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does a Glass Crusher do?

A glass crusher will reduce the overall volume of your glass bottle waste by up to 80%. 

2. What types of businesses are using a Crusher?

We've installed commercial glass crushers into a variety of businesses including pubs, bars, nighclubs, hotels, events venues, drinks manufacturers to name just a few.

3. What are the benefits of using a glass compactor?

Fewer waste collections, reduced CO2 emmisions, cheaper waste disposal costs.

4. What are the benefits of using a Commercial Glass Crusher?

Increased floorspace, cheaper waste disposal fees, reduced injury risk, eliminates need for lots of bottle skips.

Learn more by reading our detailed news articles on Glass Crushers including:

How can Glass Recycling Help Your Business?

What Is Glass Recycling and Why Is it Important?

Aftersales Care

When exploring who offers the best glass crusher rental near you, you'll be pleased to find out that from our three regional centres in the UK, QCR can provide glass crusher hire service to the majority of the UK. In addition to this when choosing to work with us you can expect:

  • We are a leading UK provider of glass crusher rental services with over 25 years' experience of offering this type of equipment
  • Free introduction to our trusted network of glass recyclers throughout the UK or you can continue to use your own Waste Collection Firm
  • Free training certification, method statements and risk assesments for your glass compacting equipment
  • If you have purchased your equipment, you can extend the warranty period by purchasing a Service Agreement from us
  • Support from our knowledgeable and accredited team who have been awarded Safe Contractor status due to our excellence in health & safety