Open day at Mansfield Material Recovery Facility this Saturday

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Mansfield and Ashfield residents can find out what happens to their waste at an open day at the Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility on Saturday.

Veolia Environmental Services, Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste management contractor, is encouraging householders to book an appointment now to learn more about recycling by visiting the Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility at a public open day on Saturday 25th August.

Paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and tin cans are recycled at the state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) on Warren Way on the Crown Farm Industrial Park in Forest Town

On Saturday Veolia is opening up the facility to local residents and businesses, giving them the opportunity to ask questions about recycling in Nottinghamshire and to enjoy a guided tour inside the facility.

The Mansfield MRF is a recycling facility that sorts and bales the recyclable items that are put into kerbside recycling bins in Nottinghamshire (excluding the city of Nottingham), so that they can be sent on to re-processors and made into new things.

The MRF, which opened in March 2009, has the capacity to sort up to 85,000 tonnes per year of household recyclables. It aims to help achieve Nottinghamshire County Council’s commitment of recycling and composting at least 52% of the county’s household waste by 2021.

Kevin Parker, Regional Communications Manager for Veolia Environmental Services, said: “For the past few years we’ve held open days at the Mansfield MRF, and last year’s was our most popular yet with over a hundred local residents coming along. The 2012 open day will be another great chance for the people of Notts to find out what happens to their recyclable waste once its been collected from their kerbsides’.

Contact Veolia Environmental Services on 0115 850 5900 to pre-book a tour. Anyone who arrives without pre-booking will be unable to go on a tour.

To find out more about Veolia Environmental Services call 0115 850 5900 or visit www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire.