Meegan wants your egg wrappings in the recycling

Share Canberra's trusted news:

Easter Eggs

MEEGAN Fitzharris says Easter is a great time to remember that all that Easter egg foil can actually be recycled.

“Easter is a time when we get together with family and friends and maybe get stuck into an Easter egg or two. Often those Easter eggs are wrapped in foil, cardboard and plastic,” Meegan said.

“The good news is foil, cardboard and plastic, if it’s firm and flexible, can all be recycled. So make sure you pop them straight into that yellow bin.

“Canberrans are known for being great recyclers, but our market research shows there is a lot of confusion about what can and can’t go in the recycling bin.

The following items can all go straight into your recycling bin:

  • Foil wrapping – like the sort you get on Easter eggs
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Empty bottles with the lids taken off and cans
  • Plastic containers – no need to rinse, just “shake it or scrape it”

These items can’t go in the recycling bin:

  • Leftover or unwanted food
  • Polystyrene
  • Crockery or glassware
  • Plastic bags

Meegan also reminded local residents to be aware that garbage and recycling collections scheduled for Good Friday (25 March 2016) will occur on Saturday 26 March 2016.

“If your usual bin day is Friday, just note that your waste will be picked up on Saturday, so have your bins out by 7am on Saturday.”

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleReview / ‘A Bigger Splash’ (MA) ****
Next articleLiberals promise full duplication of Ashley Drive

Leave a Reply