It’s business as usual for the New Forest’s dedicated recycling and rubbish collection teams over the Easter holiday.

They will be working as normal on Easter Friday and Easter Monday, so all residents can put their sacks out on their normal collection day.

Colin Read, New Forest District Council’s head of environment services, said: “All recycling and rubbish collections will stay the same for our residents over the Easter holiday so they can enjoy the long weekend. We are recycling about one third of our rubbish in the New Forest so I would like to take this opportunity to thank our residents for their efforts. By all doing a little bit more where we can, we can recycle even more this Easter.”

All of the cardboard egg boxes can be recycled in your clear sack along with paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, tins, cans and aerosols.

The plastic inserts that sometimes come with eggs cannot be recycled and should be put in your black sack. This will be taken to Marchwood Energy Recovery Facility and used to generate electricity.

Members of the council’s garden waste scheme can also put their bag out for collection as usual.

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