The Easter bank holiday weekend is fast approaching and North Devon Council are reminding residents to check when to put their waste and recycling out for collection.

There will be no waste or recycling collections on Good Friday (2 April). Collections due that day will be made on Saturday 3 April instead.

All waste and recycling collections in the week commencing Monday 5 April will take place one day later that week (running from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 April).

Lots of homes will have more cardboard and foil than usual, thanks to a visit from the Easter bunny. Residents are being asked to dispose of this additional waste by recycling the packaging; flatten cardboard Easter egg boxes and put them in your brown bags, and scrunch up foil before putting it in your recycling box. Any plastic boxes (except black plastic) can also be recycled.

The council is also urging residents to continue separating their recycling into the correct bags and boxes to help the crews work faster and more efficiently. If you need reminding of what goes where you can find can visit the council’s helpful webpage.

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor David Worden says:

Waste and recycling collections usually change over a bank holiday, but if you’re in any doubt about your collection dates you can check the North Devon Council website at any time. Please display your bins and recycling containers at the kerbside by 7am on the day of your collection to avoid them being missed by our crews.

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You can check when your collections are due on the North Devon Council website.