Easter Bank Holiday bin collections – Friday collection moves to Saturday

Published Thursday, 9th April 2020

Pink and clear recycling sacks on a lawn

We are reminding residents that if your collection day falls on Good Friday (10 April), your recycling and waste will be collected on Saturday 11 April instead.

Otherwise, the recycling and waste collection days will not change following the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Flat collections will not be affected.

Cllr Carole Mulroney, cabinet member for environment and planning, said: “Even if this Easter will not be like any other year as we all continue to stay at home, it is still a special time of year for many, and it can mean there’s more food and treats being eaten and this means more waste and recycling.

“Easter eggs have lots of different packaging so this is a reminder that you can put the cardboard in your blue box or sack and plastic packaging and foil can all be recycled in your pink sack. If you have any leftover food to dispose of please make sure it goes into your food waste caddy for composting to avoid unnecessary waste going to landfill. And please don’t put it out until your collection day”

For more information on Easter bin collections, please visit www.southend.gov.uk/easterbins

There are plenty of ideas of what to do with your leftovers, please visit  www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for ideas. Alternatively, you can freeze them.

Waste and recycling collections are currently operating as normal. For update on how Coronavirus might affect your recycling and waste collections, please visit: www.southend.gov.uk/coronavirus. For now, collections continue as usual.