Easter bin collections arrangements

Plymouth residents are being reminded bin collections will be collected a day later next week because of Bank Holiday Monday.

Rounds this week will not be affected because there are no scheduled rounds on Good Friday, however the following week bins and bags will be picked up a day later.

The reminder comes with some tips about Easter rubbish. Easter egg boxes, foil wrappers, tissue paper and plastic eggs can all be recycled and we have put together some top tips to help you become an ‘eggcellent’ recycling household.

  • Recycle the boxes the eggs come in – flatten them before putting them in your green bin to give you more space for other recyclables.
  • As well as boxes, many Easter eggs come wrapped in foil, which can be recycled – over 500 million foil wrapped fondant-filled eggs are produced a year
  • Plastic packaging can’t always be recycled so make sure you check for the recycling symbol before you put it in your green bin.
  • Easter cards are becoming more popular each year, once you have finished displaying them make sure you recycle them in your green bin.

Plymouth City Council is gearing up for a change to its collections. From Monday 8 May, Plymouth will move to alternate weekly collections with recyclables – in the green bins – collected one week and the following week non-recyclable waste – in brown bins – will be collected.

The Council is currently running roadshows to help residents find out about the changes as well as more general hints and tips about recycling. Letters will soon be arriving in people’s homes to let them know of the changes.

For more information www.plymouth.gov.uk/binsrecyclingandwaste