All waste collections this week are one day later Emma-Sophie Gerrish April 9, 2019June 17, 2019 Archive As usual after a bank holiday, all this week’s kerbside services are one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 27 April. To download our Easter, May and August revised collection flyer, click here. All recycling sites remain on their new summer schedules, which commenced on 1 April. Cutting down your Easter waste As with many seasonal celebrations, Easter can be a time of excess waste, so here are some handy tips to reduce your festive waste: Recycle Easter egg metal foil – scrunched to check it is not plasticised foil that springs back – and cardboard in your kerbside collections, along with any Easter cards. The internal plastic cases that protect the chocolate can be taken to any recycling site and be added to the container for household and food plastic pots, tubs and trays container. Any plastic films or plastic windows cannot be recycled and should be put in your refuse bin. Easter brings families and friends together and unexpected changes can lead to food waste. To keep an eye of quantities needed, Love Food Hate Waste’s portion planner is of great help and they have many tasty recipes if you order or prepare too much. When shopping for Easter, remember to check your cupboards, fridges and freezers when making your list so you know exactly what you need to buy. Finally, do remember to keep an eye on revised collections and service changes by signing up to our e-newsletter from our home page (green sign-up box), or by visiting our Facebook page or Twitter feed.