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Tuesday May 22nd 2018

Easter Recycling and waste collections

Once you’ve eaten all your Easter eggs don’t forgot to recycle the packaging in your blue lidded wheeled bin or clear recycling sacks. The Easter egg boxes, plastic tray packaging, foil wrap and cards can all be recycled into new products.

All leftover food can go in your green food caddy or communal green wheelie bin (at some flats). It will be recycled into fertiliser and used to create green electricity.

If you are having a spring clean over the Bank Holiday weekend you may come across items you no longer want or clothes that don’t fit. You can recycle clothes, paired shoes and home textiles every week by placing them in a plastic carrier bag next to your food caddy. You can also recycle small electrical items and batteries in the same way.

Easter bank holiday collections

Recycling and waste collections will change following the bank holidays over Easter.

Usual collection day Holiday collection day
Friday 14 April (Good Friday) Tuesday 18 April
Tuesday 18 April Wednesday 19 April
Wednesday 19 April Thursday 20 April
Thursday 20 April Friday 21 April
Friday 21 April Saturday 22 April

From Tuesday 25 April 2017 your recycling and waste will be collected on your normal day.

Recycling and waste collections following bank holidays on Monday 1 May, Monday 29 May and Monday 28 August will not change.

We are aware some residents received calendars in the post from other councils, please recycle these and download the correct one at

Garden waste collections

Garden waste collections due on Good Friday 14 April will be delayed until Saturday 15 April. Collections due on Easter Monday 17 April and during that week will be one day late. Check your Green Waste Club calendar for scheduled collections at or call the helpline on 0800 0858 286.