Open day at recycling facility in Mansfield

Local residents and businesses are being invited to an open day on Thursday 25th August from 10am until 5pm at the Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Warren Way, Mansfield. The day will give them the chance to find out what happens to the card, plastic and other waste that goes into their recyclable bins once it is collected and to learn more about how recycling can make a real difference.

The MRF is operated by Veolia Environmental Services (Nottinghamshire County Council’s Waste Management Contractor). It is a cutting edge recycling facility that sorts and bales the recyclable items that residents put into kerbside recycling bins.

The facility has the capacity to sort up to 85,000 tonnes per year of household recyclables, helping Nottinghamshire County Council’s commitment to recycling and composting at least 52% of the county’s household waste by 2020.

Kevin Parker, Communications Manager for Veolia Environmental Services, says: “We are looking forward to meeting lots of local residents and businesses to inform them why the facility is so important for Nottinghamshire and how it is helping make the county a greener, more sustainable place to live and work. Throughout the day we will be giving guided tours of the site so there will be lots off opportunities to ask questions about recycling.”

Tours are available throughout the day but spaces are limited. To avoid disappointment, pre-bookings are being taken by contacting Veolia Environmental Services on 0115 850 5900.

Please note that children aged 8 and over are welcome. We regret that tours are not suitable for people with mobility issues due to steep staircases.