Recycle Easter egg boxes

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Eco-friendly chocoholics in Eastwood and Kimberley are being urged to recycle the boxes after they tuck into their Easter eggs this weekend.

Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste management contractor, Veolia Environmental Services, is asking residents to remember to reuse, reduce or recycle as much of their Easter waste as possible.

Waste can be taken to a local recycling centre like the one in Kimberley or placed in your kerbside recycling bin.

The company highlights that an ‘egg-straordinary’ 80 million boxed chocolate eggs will be consumed nationwide during Easter — and 16 million Easter cards will be sent.

Kevin Parker, of Veolia, said: “This is a positive change that makes it easier for everyone at home to ensure the extra waste goes into the recycling bin and not end up in landfill.”