Town of Mansfield, MA

6 Park Row, Mansfield, MA 02048 | (508) 261-7348
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Single Stream Automated Recycling

The Town of  Mansfield has a curbside single stream recycling program. The town has  selected to implement this program along with Waste Management in order  to make recycling easier for Mansfield residents.

 WHAT IS SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING?

Recycling will be  made easier and more efficient for all residents. You no longer have to  spend time sorting your recyclable materials into separate bins. Now all  recyclable items can be placed in the same container for easy curbside  collection. Single stream materials are sorted at a special facility and  then recycled in their individual streams, simply stated they do all the  sorting.  Similar to your current solid waste carts, this system will  help to improve the appearance of neighborhoods, while keeping  recyclables, contained and covered. No more newspapers blowing away.

 HOW WILL THIS CHANGE THE WAY I  RECYCLE?

Waste Management  has   provided you with a 64 Gallon container similar to you current trash  container. This container will have a distinctive yellow cover and will  be labeled for recycling only. Resident may also request a 96-gallon  container upon special request.  You may continue to save the same  recyclable materials as you do now, however NO SORTING IS NEEDED! Simply  place all the materials in the new container. Place your recycling cart  curbside on your normal recycling day. IT’S THAT EASY!!

YOU CAN CONTINUE TO RECYCLE ALL  MATERIALS PREVIOUSLY COLLECTED IN TWO STREAMS:

  • Plastic Bottles
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Aluminum and Tin  Cans
  • Cardboard boxes
  • White and  Colored Paper
  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Junk Mail

ALL IN THE SAME  CART!

Materials should  still be prepared in the same fashion, lids removed and containers  rinsed out. Break down cardboard into pieces so that it will not become  lodged in the cart while dumping. By crushing your plastic and tin  containers and flattening paper and cardboard boxes you will be able to  maximize the volume of your recycling cart. Along with inspections by  our drivers in order to prevent solid waste from entering the recycling  stream, we ask that you please remember to use your new yellow top  container for recycling only. This will not only prevent the  contamination of recyclables but will help to maximize recycling  efforts.

  USE AND CARE OF YOUR NEW RECYCLING  CONTAINER

Your new cart is made  of the same durable materials as your solid waste container and will  give you years of maintenance free use. You may contact Waste Management  in the effort of any problems such as a broken lid or wheel. Merely  place the cart curbside by 7:00 am, arrows facing the street, in the  same manner as your solid waste container. Please allow 3 feet between  the containers and avoid obstructions such as trees, lampposts and low  hanging wires etc.  Each Cart will be assigned to a single residence and  will remain the property of the contractor. Please do not remove the  cart when you move. Residents will be responsible to pay for a  replacement due to negligence.

Similar to rules for trash collection, materials outside of the cart will not be collected.