Easter can be a time when we often create more waste than normal so try to recycle as much as possible. Please remember that collection dates are revised over the bank holidays.

When you are shopping for Easter eggs, take a reusable bag and try to choose eggs with as little packaging as possible or choose those in cardboard as you can recycle cardboard in your kerbside collection.

Alternatively, make your own Easter eggs from chocolate or hand paint eggs hardboiled eggs.

If you are making an Easter bonnet, remember to reuse and recycle as many items as you can.  You may also be able to get craft material for your bonnet from your local scrap store .

Cardboard boxes can be recycled in the kerbside collection but please flatten the cardboard to get more in your kerbside container.  Foil can be bagged and recycled on the kerbside and uneaten chocolate remains can be put in the food waste collection and egg shells from hardboiled eggs can be added to your home compost bin.   Please dispose of the plastic wrapping and plastic egg cradles in your general refuse.

If you make the most of your time off and decide to de-clutter your home, please remember to donate reusable items to charity.  Furniture or electrical items suitable for reuse can be donated to your local furniture reuse group .

If you are tackling DIY jobs around the house, check our charges for recycling construction and demolition materials.  Visit the recycling centre section for charges, opening hours, information on disposal of asbestos.  Please ask site staff for advice when taking old tins of paint or soiled rags to a recycling centre.