Bottle banks and recycling sites
Around half of your waste should be eligible to go in your silver recycling bin at home.
Some items which can’t be placed in your bin, like glass, can be taken to various bottle banks and recycling points around the district, placed in publicly accessible places such as pub and supermarket car parks.
You can also take clothing and other recyclable materials to some of these sites such as Tetra Pak cartons.
All bottle banks are emptied on a schedule depending on when they are usually full. If you notice that a bottle bank is full and requires an early collection please call the number on the bottle bank directly.
Alternatively you can call our customer services team on 01636 650000 and we will report the problem for you.
Glass recycling collections
We are not currently considering the introduction of a kerbside glass recycling service for two main reasons.
We already deliver a successful glass recycling service based on community bring sites (bottle banks) located around the district. This is a practicable and workable solution for a large rural district council like Newark and Sherwood. Currently glass cannot be recycled through the Mansfield MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) run by Veolia. We have a separate contract for its disposal via local community-based bottle banks. 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.
The cost of introducing a kerbside glass system requiring additional bins, vehicles and manpower is huge. It is difficult to produce a business case that justifies the cost of such a service when considering the additional amount of glass that could be collected over and above that which we already capture.