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Junk Hunters

27 April 2018

Brits spend around £775 million on Easter related products* so it’s no wonder bins are bulging after the choc-tastic period.

But what should you do with all the coloured foil, plastic and cardboard packaging once Easter is over?

The rubbish experts at JunkHunters share their advice on the best ways to dispose of Easter waste in an eco-friendly way.

Harsha Rathnayake of says: “Easter is an indulgent time for many and with gift buying and the holidays, a lot of heavily packaged Easter eggs and Easter themed food is consumed.

“We need to ensure that we organise and dispose of this extra rubbish carefully so it doesn’t end up in the wrong place, especially with seasonal disruption to bin collections.

Here’s a list of what you should do to get rid of your Easter rubbish properly:

1. Check changes to bin collections

It’s likely that bin collections will change, so to avoid having a build-up of Easter rubbish in the house – check when your rubbish collection is due and get ready for it.

2. Wrapping paper

For wrapped Easter gifts, remove any bows or sellotape and try the ‘scrunch test’. If it stays in a ball once its scrunched it can go in the paper recycling.

3. Cardboard

Flat pack all cardboard Easter egg packaging and dispose of in the cardboard recycling as normal.

4. Food

If you’ve had an Easter feast and you have lots of leftovers to chuck, put all cooked and raw food into the food recycling bin. Make sure no food or chocolate is covered in foil wrapping or cling film. Soft sweet wrappers need to be disposed of in the normal landfill waste.

5. Bottles

If you’ve had an Easter gathering and beverages have been consumed – make sure you swill out the bottles and keep the lids on before putting bottles in the glass recycling. This will help bottles be easily sorted when they reach the recycling centre.

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