Bottle banks and recycling points

‌Around half of the waste you produce at home should be able to go into your silver bin for recycling waste.

Some items that can’t be placed in your bin, like glass, can be taken to bottle banks and recycling points around the District.

You can also take clothing and other recyclable materials, such as Tetra Pak cartons, to some of these sites.

Bottle bank and recycling point locations

You can download the Recycling Points in Newark and Sherwood (PDF File, 490kb) for information on where bottle banks and recycling points are located throughout the District.

Reporting problems

All bottle banks and recycling points are emptied on a schedule, depending on when they are usually full.

If you notice that a bottle bank is full, call the number on the bottle bank.  Alternatively, you can give our customer services team a call on 01636 650 000 and we’ll report the problem for you.

Why we don’t collect glass for recycling

We’re not currently considering the introduction of a kerbside glass recycling service because:

  • we already deliver a successful glass recycling service through the bottle banks located around the district - this is a practical solution for a large rural District Council like Newark and Sherwood.
  • current figures indicate that we are diverting around 60% of the total glass used by residents and businesses away from the general waste stream - this is comparable with kerbside systems.
  • glass cannot be recycled through the Mansfield MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) run by Veolia, which is where your kerbside recycling goes.
  • the cost of introducing a kerbside glass system requiring additional bins, vehicles and manpower is huge and we predict it would not collect much more glass than our current system.