Only these items can go into your silver recycling bin.
Please remember your recyclable material should be clean, dry, empty and loose. Please do not put your recyclable items in plastic bags.
The general rule to avoid contaminating your bin is if in doubt then leave it out.
Thank you for recycling!
Magazines and catalogues
Tins and Cans
Drinks bottles (e.g. pop, squash, milk)
Shower gel and shampoo bottles
Cleaning product bottles
Missed silver bins
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.