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Glass recycling on the way to Mansfield

Posted onPosted on 29th Jan

A free kerbside glass recycling scheme is on the way to Mansfield.

Letters providing more information about Mansfield District Council’s new scheme have been sent to homes across the district that will have free wheelie bins delivered from the end of April.

People living in flats and complexes will mostly receive communal bins but where these cannot be provided due to a lack of space, residents will be able to continue recycling glass at community bottle banks.

Some bottle banks will be moved to new locations to make them more convenient for areas not covered by the kerbside collections.

The 140-litre black wheelie bins will be emptied every eight weeks. A collection schedule for 2020/21 will be stuck to the inside of the bin lid.

The first collections are due to start at the end of May or the start of June.

Coun Andy Burgin, portfolio holder for the environment, said: “There has been a lot of public support for this new service, which will be better for the environment, increase the amount we recycle, and stop glass going to landfill or for incineration. We also hope it will stop people contaminating their blue recycling bins with glass.

“It will be part of the council’s agenda to be a cleaner, greener and more welcoming district.

“Empty and clean glass bottles or jars of any colour can be put in the new bins.

“We cannot accept other glass products such as Pyrex and we ask people to please only use the bin for glass and no other forms of waste. We cannot empty the bins if they are contaminated and you may have to pay a service charge for us to return.”

Residents can check their collection days at