Cambridgeshire residents urged to recycle their Bank Holiday waste.

Over the Easter period Cambridgeshire residents create extra rubbish as they make the most of the Bank Holiday to Spring Clean, do DIY and eat Easter eggs.

If you are having a clear-out over the Easter weekend there are plenty of options for getting rid of your clutter or DIY waste in an environmentally-friendly and responsible way. There are nine recycling centres around the county which are open all weekend, and on the Bank Holidays. Visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/recycling-centres or call 0345 045 5207 to find out when your nearest recycling centre is open over the Easter holidays.

Make sure you check your recycling and waste collection dates over the Bank Holiday and  the following week by looking at your collection calendar or by visiting your local council’s website  at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk//household_waste. As a top tip, try to buy chocolate eggs in packaging that can be recycled locally and don’t forget that the foil, cardboard and some plastics can be put in your recycling bin.

A lot of food is wasted over the holidays, so if you are looking for some handy tips to help reduce food waste or for ideas of what to do with leftovers, visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

If you are clearing your garden you should use your garden bin or you can take green waste to a Cambridgeshire County Council Recycling Centre, where it will be shredded and made into compost. You can buy 40 litre bags of soil-improving compost made from Cambridgeshire’s garden waste at recycling centres (apart from Milton) for £2.50 each.

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