Posted: 17/04/19 by Northampton Borough Council
This April residents in Northampton are being encouraged to recycle any eggstra waste from their Easter celebrations.
Cardboard, moulded plastic packaging and foil from your chocolate Easter eggs and treats can be recycled in your blue-topped recycling bin, recycling boxes or recycling sacks.
Easter cards can also be put out for recycling. Alternatively, why not send a fun electronic e-card instead?
There are plenty of ideas to help you use up any leftovers from your Easter meals, just take a look at www.lovefoodhatewaste.com or freeze items for another day. However, if you still have leftover food to dispose of, make sure it goes into your food waste caddy for composting to avoid unnecessary waste going to landfill.
Recycling your Easter food waste can also see you win prizes this year. Sign up to the ‘In to win’ scheme at www.feedyourcaddy.com and place the scheme sticker on your caddy. Present your food waste in your brown caddy on your weekly collection day and you will be put into a prize draw to win vouchers on a monthly basis.
Councillor Mike Hallam, Cabinet member for environment, said: “Easter is a lovely time of year and sharing chocolate treats and delicious food with friends and family is a great way to celebrate. As with Christmas however, the additional packing, wrapping and food we use during this time can really mount up.
“We know most residents do a really good job, recycling as much as they can and the introduction of blue lidded bins and the trial of recycling sacks in Far Cotton, has really helped with this. We do ask however, that people keep up this great work during the Easter holidays so we can continue to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.”
Keith McGurk, Regional Director for Veolia said: “Easter is a time to celebrate and it can mean there’s more food being eaten and lots of delicious treats. This can also mean more waste. This year, make sure that you reduce the amount of waste and wasted food sent to landfill by using your recycling bin or box and your food waste caddy.”