To recycle or not to recycle... sometimes it's just laziness that causes us to waste so much. That said, our weekly rubbish collection service isn't geared to pick up glass, paper and plastic separately to regular household rubbish. Again, that said, I've heard rumours of plans to put such a collection service in place.
It currently takes a surprising amount of effort to collect glass and paper in separate containers, pack them into the car and cart them off to a facility that recycles said items.
Interestingly enough, today I happened to hear an advert on the radio for The Glass Recycling Company that specialises in recycling glass. Take a look at their website - they list several places over the country where glass can be dropped off. They even have a mechanism by which you can setup your own Glass Bank!