What Can Go in the Cart?

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Items that can and can't be placed in the recycling cart

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Residents can call the Environmental Department at 817-276-4240 for questions or concerns about the recycling cart program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

After making a request, a cart will be delivered to your home within 7 days.

If the cart is not received within 7 days, please contact us at [email protected] or by calling the Utility Billing department at 817-276-4218.

You may call Howard Redfearn (817-276-4240) to schedule a bulky recycling pickup. Bulky recycling pick up is provided without charge to Mansfield residents who have too much recycling to fit in their carts.

You can check the size of the cart by looking at the serial number on the side. If it starts with a 6 it is the 65 gallon size, a 9 is the 95 gallon size.

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Cart Specifications

Once a week, on the same day you currently set out recyclables.

View Your Collection Schedule or see the holiday pickup schedule.

No, do not bag. You may place all items that can be recycled in the recycling cart loose, without separating them. The only exception is shredded paper. Please place shredded paper in a paper bag (not plastic) so the little pieces don't blow everywhere.

You can continue to use the bin inside your home for collecting recyclables and taking them to the cart. You can use it for storage around the house. There are no plans to remove the bins. However, if you no longer want the bin you may recycle it in your new cart.

If your cart is broken or damaged, you may contact the City of Mansfield at 817-276-4240 or Republic Services at 817-317-2000. A new cart will be delivered as soon as possible. If your cart is frequently missing or frequently in need of replacement, you may be charged a fine.

If the recycling cart is not placed out before 7 a.m., you will run the risk of it not being emptied. If the cart is not accessible from the street it may not be emptied. Please make sure to place the cart away from all obstructions (mailboxes, parked cars, etc). Remember to place only accepted recyclable materials in the cart and to place it out on the curb on your designated recycling collection day. These carts can not be used on your regular trash day or for any other purpose than recycling. Republic Services will leave a note identifying any problems with your cart.