Think green this spring by making use of Merton Council’s Recycle from Home scheme, local recycling banks and the Refuse and Recycling Centre off Garth Road, Morden to dispose of your Easter waste.
The cardboard packaging from Easter Egg boxes and Easter cards can be easily recycled or reused. Merton Council’s waste service team offer the following tips:
§ Use the purple box to recycle Easter cards and cardboard Easter egg boxes.
§ Avoid putting silver foil into the purple or green box, as it cannot be recycled in this scheme.
§ Avoid putting plastic packaging from Easter eggs into the purple box; this can only be used for plastic bottles.
§ Alternatively take your recycling to the Refuse and Recycling centre or the nearest recycle bank.
§ Be creative and make your own Easter cards by reusing other materials.
§ Buy Easter gifts from recycled goods.
Councillor Linda Kirby, Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for environmental quality, said; “If we all make an effort to recycle this Easter it will make the world of difference. Recycling is now so easy with the Recycle from Home scheme, that there is no excuse for putting your Easter waste in the bin.”
At present, over 20% of the household waste collected by Mertons refuse team is recycled. For more information about what you can recycle and where, look online at http://www.merton.gov.uk/recycling or call the Waste helpline on 020 8274 4902.