Hop on with Easter recycling

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With Easter fast approaching, residents are reminded to do their bit for the environment by recycling packaging in the right way when they have finished enjoying their sweet treats.

Waste experts estimate that in excess of 3,000 tonnes of packaging is produced each year from 80 million Easter eggs sold in the UK annually.

With that in mind South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is emphasising the fact that nearly all common Easter egg wrapping - made from cardboard, foil and plastic can be recycled in the blue bin.

Cllr Dermot Bambridge, SNC's portfolio holder for environmental services, said: "Easter is a time when many families will be generating a lot more rubbish, from Easter eggs, gifts, flowers and cards.

"With all of that fun and excitement we want to remind residents to take the time to ensure all that can be recycled is put in the blue or green bins, as the waste created can build up very quickly.

"It doesn't take much time to sort, and can make a huge difference, so I would urge everyone to recycle their waste wherever possible."

It's not just packaging that can build up quickly. The amount of food waste generated over the bank holiday can also increase significantly.

Residents are reminded that food waste should be disposed of in the indoor grey food caddy and left outside in the outdoor caddy with their weekly bin collection.

For more information visit our webpage on Food Waste Collections and Waste and Recycling.