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Waste and recycling collections over Easter

Cartoon wheelie bins and rabbits with a background of blue skies and green fields

Published: Thursday, 13th April 2017

From 14 April (Good Friday) until 21 April waste, recycling, and food waste collections in King’s Lynn & West Norfolk are all taking place one day later than usual.

The details of the Easter and Bank Holiday arrangements are in the bin collection calendars that were delivered to households recently.  Collection dates can also be viewed on the borough council’s website at

Easter is traditionally a time where additional waste is produced from packaging, so before tucking into that deliciously scrummy chocolate Easter egg or that special Easter Day family lunch, it is worth considering what to do with all that packaging and leftover food.

Clean cardboard, plastic and foil, is all recyclable and should be separated out before going into the green recycling bin (or clear recycling sacks for residents without a recycling bin).  It is important that foil wrapping on chocolate Easter eggs or chocolate Easter bunnies, is thoroughly washed before putting it into the recycling.

Please wash and recycle empty glass bottles and jars (then keep their lids on so they can be recycled too), plastic food pots, tubs (like margarine tubs), trays, milk and drinks cartons and clean foil and foil trays.  Paper-based waste, such as shredded paper, envelopes, wrapping paper and greetings cards can also be put into the green bin to be recycled.

Just as importantly, food waste should be put into the food waste caddy - or better still, save money and reduce waste by planning meals, buying less food and making good use of leftovers.

Further information on recycling & food waste is available on the Council website at, at, and the ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ website at

People without access to the internet can call 01553 616200 to request a calendar.

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