It is with deep regret that, with effect from Monday 30 March, collections of recycling (silver bin) and garden waste (brown bin) will temporarily cease across Newark and Sherwood. This is to ensure that collections of the critical waste (green/black bin) and medical waste can be prioritised at this challenging time.
Residents should continue to put their critical waste (green/black bin) out for collection on their normal day by 6.00am. Please note critical waste will continue to be collected every fortnight.
Temporarily, people should place their recycling waste in with their critical waste (green/black bin). Any residents who have subscribed to the garden waste collection service by 1st April 2020, will receive a reduced rate if they choose to continue with this service in 2021-22.
We apologise sincerely for the inconvenience this will inevitably cause.
We are not able to return to empty missed silver bins, please put out any extra recyclable waste in a cardboard box on your next recycling collection day, or you can take extra recyclables to your nearest recycling centre.
Contaminated silver bins
If your silver bin has been contaminated with items that cannot be taken to the county’s recycling facility then we will leave a sticker on the bin.
Please contact us to arrange a collection we will advise what was wrong with it and what to do next.
You can notify us online that your silver bin has been contaminated and has not been collected.
Common items that will contaminate your silver bin
If you have recently moved into a new property and require bins please contact us. There is a charge for new bins, which covers the purchase and delivery costs associated with establishing the collection.
If you are a property developer and require new bins for a property, you will need to contact us directly on 01636 650000.
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.