Recycle “Eggstra” This Easter

In the UK, we buy a staggering 80 million Easter eggs, which generate around 4,000 extra tonnes of waste from packaging.

To reduce this waste look out for Easter eggs with less plastic and cardboard packaging as many chocolate manufacturers are supporting initiatives to cut down on waste. Once your Easter eggs have been eaten, remember to recycle any cardboard packaging in your green recycling box.

The Easter bank holiday weekend is often a chance to get out in the garden. You can recycle your garden waste using your green waste bin, visit a household recycling centre in Newbury or Padworth, or consider subscribing to an additional garden waste collection if you regularly fill your green bin.  For more information about any of these services, visit

West Berkshire Council’s Executive Councillor for the Environment, Dominic Boeck said: “We all look forward to eating chocolate eggs at Easter, but they often come with a lot of unwanted packaging.  Look for recyclable card boxes and make sure they end up in your recycling collection.”

General Manager for Veolia in West Berkshire, Mark Gray continued: “After Christmas, Easter is one of the peak times of year for producing waste.  Whether from the garden or your Easter treats, make sure you recycle what you can to send less of West Berkshire’s waste to landfill or recovery.”

Don’t forget that your recycling and rubbish will be collected as normal on Good Friday, but collections the following week will be one day later.  You can check your collection day in your latest calendar or online at by entering your postcode in the search box.


For more information please contact:
Keely Gallagher
0203 567 2918 or 07887 942 754
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