Ever Wondered what happens to your paper, card, plastic bottles and tins?

If you answered yes to the question above, then Veolia would like to invite you to a Wonder Day event taking place on Saturday 13th September. Here you will be able to see what happens to your recycling bin contents once collected, take part in a tour of the state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) which is located on Warren Way, Forest Town, Mansfield, and learn more about how recycling in Nottinghamshire really does make a difference. Pre-Booking is essential.

The Nottinghamshire MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) is a sorting plant, which 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 items.

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

The MRF also hosts a popular Education and Visitors Centre, where small groups of people can visit for interactive tours, by prior arrangement.

Kevin Parker Regional Communications Manager for Veolia said: “Since the MRF opened in March 2009, we have welcomed an incredibly diverse range of people to the facility to learn more about recycling and what happens to their waste. From primary school children to teenagers, from special needs students to retired engineers, from University of the Third Age groups to Women’s Institute groups, it seems that everyone is interested in recycling!”

The Education and Visitors Centre is extremely popular and as such, we are hosting an all-day open day at the MRF for the sixth year running. This is taking place on Saturday 13th September with timed tours running throughout the day, the ‘Wonder Day’ is for Nottinghamshire residents to enjoy a guided tour inside the facility and have the opportunity to ask any questions about recycling in Nottinghamshire.

Children aged seven and over are welcome; however we regret that tours are not suitable for people with mobility issues due to steep external open gridded staircases. We would like to welcome as many local people as possible. Tours last roughly 45 minutes, and high vis vests & safety hats will be provided. Tours are free, but must be booked in advance. To book a place on a tour please email [email protected] or call 0203 567 4392. Pre-Booking is essential.

Councillor Jim Creamer, Chairman of Environment and Sustainability committee, says: “In the past few years there have been a number of open days at the Mansfield MRF it’s fantastic that Nottinghamshire residents have a chance to find out what happens to their recyclable waste.“

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Contacts

Victoria Moore
Communications Team
Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc.
Trentside Offices, Freeth Street, Nottingham, NG2 3GT

Tel: +44(0)203 567 4370
Fax: +44(0)203 567 4371
E: [email protected]