Seasonal Recycling & Waste

Easter Essentials

Hints, tips and updates that you can get egg-cited about this Easter!

  • Take a look at the revised Easter collection schedule to keep up-to-date over the holidays.
  • Advice on keeping on top of your packaging this Easter.
  • An important update regarding on-package recycling labels.
  • General recycling & waste updates.

Keep up-to-date this Easter

Due to the bank holidays falling throughout the next few months, there will be some changes to your bin collection schedule. As a rough guide – your collection day will be delayed by 1 day:

Table to show revised bin collection schedules for Aylesbury Vale residents. Your bin will be collected one day later if your usual collection on the week of a bank holiday. Download the Buckinghamshire Council bin app for more info.

Munch, scrunch & recyle your way through Easter!

That’s right, the aluminium foil that comes with your Easter eggs is eggs-tremely recyclable. So after you have munched your treats, make sure that your scrunch the foil (this will help conserve space in your recycling bin) and recycle it!


For more information on what can and can’t be recycled, check out our WasteWizard.

We won't let April showers rain on our parade

Our recycling & waste crew will still be collecting any additional recycling that you have as long as it is presented in a box or clear bag next to your bin. All that we ask is that you don’t use a cardboard box, as the weather we’ve come to expect at this time of year makes it very hard for our crews to load items presented in this way onto the collection trucks.


Please also take extra care when presenting waste of any kind if there is a chance of heavy rain.

The OPRL refresh: making recycling easier this Easter

OPRL (On-Pack Recycling Label) have announced that they will be updating their labelling system, making it simpler than ever for you to find out what can and can’t be recycled.

As demonstrated below the new, easy-to-follow binary system is demonstrated below:

New binary recycling labels as described below.

If the packaging contains a commonly used recycling symbol on a green background – it is recyclable.

If the packaging contains a black, crossed-through version of this symbol – it is not recyclable and should be put in your general waste bin.

For information about street cleaning & horticultural services, please visit our new Street Scene page.