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Easter Waste and Recycling Bank Holiday collections 2022

Starting on Good Friday (15 April 2022) and continuing through Easter Week (18-22 April), waste, recycling, and food waste collections in King's Lynn & West Norfolk are all taking place one day later than usual because of the Bank Holiday.

Residents can check when their collection will take place by visiting the borough council's website at

Easter is traditionally a time where additional waste is produced from packaging, so before tucking into that egg-cellent chocolate egg or special Easter Day family lunch, please consider what to do with the packaging and leftover food.

Cllr Paul Kunes, Cabinet member for Environment, said: "On occasions like Easter, when we generate more recyclable waste, it's important that everybody helps to make a contribution to recycling, however small it may seem."

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).

Paper-based waste, such as shredded paper, envelopes, wrapping paper and greetings cards can also be put into the green bin to be recycled.

Residents are also being encouraged to use their outdoor food caddy for food waste which is collected weekly. Advice is available to help save money and reduce waste on the 'Love Food Hate Waste' website at

You can also dispose of any excess waste by taking it to household waste recycling centres – check for opening times and locations.

To report that your bin has not been emptied, please visit or call 0330 1099220 before 5pm on the next working day.

Posted: Mon, 11 Apr 2022 19:15 by Jan Roomes

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