Have you ever wondered what you can recycle and what has to go into the trash? Check our our "Can I Recycle It?" tool above. Not only will you learn if you can recycle an item or not, you can also get information about other ways to dispose of your materials responsibly.
You can also view upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Events and Chunk Your Junk & Shred Days and sign up for reminders using the Environmental Services Event tab in the center above.
What Can Go in the Recycle Cart
The City of Mansfield encourages every resident to recycle, and the cost for recycling services is included in the basic refuse fee paid by residents on their water bills. Diverting materials from the landfill helps protect the life of the landfill, which enhances the ability of the city to contain future costs for solid waste collection services. For more information view the Know What to Throw explainer video from NCTCOG and Recycling Simplified from Republic Services.
Please put items in your cart Empty, Clean, Dry, and Loose - not bagged.
The City of Mansfield provides residents with curbside recycling carts. View the curbside recycle pick-up schedule here.
Follow these simple steps to using your recycling cart:
- Use your green recycling cart for recyclable materials only.
- Remember "empty, clean & dry". Rinse and drain bottles and jars.
- Place the cart on the curb on your regular recycling collection day. IMPORTANT: The lid opening needs to face the street.
- Carts do not have to be completely full to be set out, but we do recommend setting them out as full as possible.
- Remember to set your carts at the street by 7a.m. on your collection day to be sure it is picked up.
- Make sure to set the carts where they will be accessible from the street (not behind a mailbox, car or other obstruction).
Cart Care Suggestions:
- Paint or label your address on your cart
- The cart will remain with the delivery address-do not move carts to new address or place your name on the cart.
- Keep cart free of food or liquid that would contaminate recyclables.
- Periodically, you may need to wash the inside of the cart with water and dish soap and let air dry.
Request or Exchange a Cart
Residents can use this form to request or exchange a recycling cart. If you have requested an exchange, you may still use the larger cart until your exchange has been completed. Exchanges will be completed on the first Wednesday of the month.