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Waste and Recycling

During Christmas and New Year 2014/2015 there will be changes to some bin collections.

Green and blue bins (household waste and recycling bins)

Changes will only affect households whose usual collection date would fall on Christmas Day (Thursday), Boxing Day (Friday) and New Year's Day (Thursday).

A sticker has been placed on these bins detailing the revised collection days. If there is not a sticker on the bin, residents should contact 01623 463 463.

Please note: collections that are due to take place on Friday 2 January 2015 will go ahead as normal.

Brown bins (garden waste bins)

During December, January and February, the usual fortnightly Garden Waste Collection Service (brown bin) will be monthly.

The paid sticker on brown bins provides details of the winter collection dates.

If a bin does not have a paid sticker, it will not be emptied. If it has fallen off, residents should contact 01623 463 463.

Mansfield District Council is striving to provide a high quality, effective refuse and recycling service which will enable householders to recycle and reduce their waste as much as possible.

Garden Waste Image Garden Waste (Mansfield) - Brown bin
Mansfield District Council provides a chargeable garden waste service to enable residents to separate their compostable garden waste. This helps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and reduces the amount of greenhouse gases produced.
Brown bin cartoon Garden Waste (Newark & Sherwood) - Brown bin
Mansfield District Council, in partnership with Newark & Sherwood District Council, provides a chargeable garden waste service to enable residents to recycle their compostable garden waste. This service reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill and reduces the amount of greenhouse gasses produced.
Blue bin cartoon Recycling Waste - Blue bin
Blue bin collections began in 2004 and are now present in 98% of homes within the Mansfield District. Instead of waste such as plastic, paper and cardboard being sent to landfill where it can take up to 1000 years to decompose, the rubbish is sorted and recycled.
Green bin cartoon Household Waste - Green bin
Your Green Bin is used to deal with any waste that is produced by each household that is not recyclable. Anything within the Green Bin when collected will be sent directly to a landfill site to be buried in the ground.
Kerbside recycling Why recycle?
The 3 main reasons why each household should recycle as much of its waste as possible are; saving the environment, saving energy and saving money.
Compost Home composting
If you wish to have a more hands on approach to recycling, compost bins are now being offered at discounted rates within Nottinghamshire. Home composting gives you the opportunity to recycle garden and organic kitchen waste without transporting the waste anywhere.
Waste and recycling targets
We have experienced an increase in recycling levels throughout 2008/09. We are now recycling over 37% of household waste. This means that over a third of all the waste produced in each house in the district is being reprocessed into new, usable items.
Assisted, Clinical and Bulky Waste Collections.
Frequently Asked Questions
Real nappies
Many people are aware of the different disposable nappies that are available, as well as the traditional 'terry squares', but unfortunately most are not aware of the new cotton nappies that are widely available.
Trade Waste & Recycling Service
Mansfield District Council currently operates a trade waste and recycling service, providing businesses across Mansfield with an efficient way to recycle and dispose of their waste.
Your local recycling sites
Although the blue bin provides a reliable and convenient way to recycle household waste, Nottinghamshire County Council operate two Household Waste and Recycling Centres across Mansfield. These sites give residents the opportunity to recycle even more of their waste. Mansfield District Council also operates numerous recycling 'bring sites' in various places across the district. The following sections provide more information on all of these sites.
Your waste is your business Your waste is your business
As a business you have a legal responsibility to ensure that all of your waste is stored, transported and disposed of correctly without harming the environment. This is known as your duty of care in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Section 34).
Brown bin cartoon Pay for your Brown Bin Online
It's simple and easy to pay your Brown Bin invoice online using our secure payment service. You can pay by debit or credit card. Debit cards are free, however credit cards attract a 2% surcharge.
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