Council’s Easter message is to recycle

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Wyre residents are being asked to remember to recycle extra Easter packaging.

Refuse collections will continue as normal throughout the bank holiday.

Bin crews are working on Good Friday and Easter Monday to ensure no disruption to services, and the council says it is asking for a little help in return.

An average of 80 million Easter eggs are sold in the UK each year, offering chocolate heaven, but what the council describes as “a packaging nightmare”.

A spokesman said: “Please look for eggs with the least amount of packaging and ensure all recyclable packaging is put out for collection in the correct containers. Alternatively, make your own hand-painted eggs or bake Easter treats instead.

“Bank holidays also often mean extra food and whether you’re having a barbecue, Easter roast or a party buffet, remember to recycle plastic bottles, glass bottles, food and drink tins, cardboard and foil in your blue recycling bin and green recycling box.

Mark Billington, head of operations at Wyre Council, added: “We would like to thank all residents for their continued efforts.

“With your help we are recycling nearly half of all the rubbish produced.”

All households in the borough have previously received a calendar for the full year with collection dates on. You can also check online by entering your postcode at

Residents are asked to place their refuse or recycling at the boundary of their property by 7.30am on the correct collection day.