Easter is almost here which usually means it's time to indulge in lots of chocolate and enjoy food with your family. For some, it also means it is time for a spring clean! 

During the Easter period it is important to please remember to use the bin stores and areas correctly.

The removal of large items from estates, particularly from bin stores, is a common and expensive issue. Did you know that the cost of clearing these items is charged to all residents via the service charge? If you reduce or effectively manage your waste, this cost could be reduced. 

It is not only the removal of large items that adds to the costs. Contamination of the recycling bins with non-recyclable material also incurs a charge from the local authority.  In addition there are clearance costs when refuse sacks are left on the floor and hinder the removal of the waste containers.

Please help us, to help you, your neighbours and the environment by using the appropriate bins for your waste. Please do not dump large items into the bin store. Larger items should be taken to the local recycling centre.

Find your local recycling centre.

And don't forget to recycle any egg-cessive packaging from your sweet treats!