The Town of Mansfield has been a leader in addressing solid waste related issues:
Recycling since 1990.
Pay-as-you throw trash service since 1990.
Mansfield residents & small businesses have access to a regional hazardous waste facility .
Safe disposal of over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Public Works designed a recycling container used in Mansfield's parks and athletic fields.
Composting lunch food waste at 4 schools since 1997.
Electronics, flourescent bulb and household battery recycling since 1999.
Festival on the Green has been a low waste community event each year using biodegradable food service (made from corn or potatoes) that is composted at the Town transfer station.
Recycle plastic film (ie, grocery bags) at the transfer station.
A swap shop at the transfer station supports reuse.
The Town purchases non-toxic (or less toxic) cleaners for all municipal buildings.
The Town has a recycled products purchasing policy for such items as toilet paper and paper towels, office paper, plastic lumber (benches, steps, compost bins, signs, greenhouse tables at schools, garden borders), metal products.
For additional information about Recycling and Trash services in Mansfield, please visit http://www.mansfieldct.gov/trash.