The latest figures showed the council had collected 2,328 tonnes of glass in April 2022, after starting kerbside collections on 5 April 2021.

Before starting its new wheelie bin service, the council set a target of collecting 1,800 tonnes in the first year and 2,000 tonnes in years two and three.

The European glass federation, FEVE, estimates that every tonne of recycled glass produces 670 fewer kilograms of carbon dioxide than new glass which means Mansfield has saved over 1,500 tonnes of CO² than if the glass had gone to landfill or been incinerated and had to be replaced with new glass.

Cllr Andy Burgin, portfolio holder for environment and leisure, said: ‘This is a really fabulous achievement especially as the effects of the pandemic have caused disruption to waste and recycling services over the past year.

‘It is great to see the council's Cleaner and Greener strategy, which includes reducing our carbon emissions, is now starting to deliver results.

‘We hope to collect even more glass in the future as there are still some households in the district which are putting their glass in green household waste bins instead of the glass bins.’